Everyone knows that a Healthy Garden comes about as a result of good soil and good pollinators. Well, through a bit of research I have discovered that the bee is the best thing going for a plant (as far as pollination is concerned).
Anyway, everyone knows about Honey and Bumble bees and the nasty stings that they inflict on people. These are great pollinators but, there are also 19 999 - 29 999 other species of bees in the world. The type of bees that most people don't even consider but, are of enormous benefit to our Vegetable (and ornamental) gardens are MASON BEES.
Mason Bees are great little pollinators but, do not live in hives like the more well known bees. Thus, the home gardener must help these little rascals or rather, encourage these little whippersnappers to take residence in their gardens by building homes for them!
Here is a link to such instructions:
And something else to note: The sting of a mason bee is supposed to be similar to that of a Mosquito.