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Native Bees

Habitat Tips and Instructions

Most native bees nest in the ground, in wood, or in stems. Since humans tend to like orderly yards, we clear away much of the old wood and stems that native bees need. To encourage native bees to nest in your yard, leave bare patches of earth, old hollow or pithy stems, and old wood for them to use. If you want a more orderly option to attract native bees, a native bee hotel is a great addition to your garden. MSU has a thorough guide to help you build and manage native bee hotels:

Building and Managing Bee Hotels for Wild Bees

Check out some of the other great native bee habitat resources below:

You might also like to learn more about the native pollinators that you want to support! Check out some other native pollinator resources below:

Native bee on a bee hotel