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Laidlaw Facility / Native Bees

Photo: Leafcutting bee condo

Leafcutting bees (Megachile) working on their nests. This bee condo wsa purchased from a beekeeping supply store in Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native Bee Nests

Where to Find or Make Nesting Sites for Native Bees. Compilation by Robbin Thorp, native pollinator specialist and emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Note: Many beekeeping supply stores sell drilled wooden blocks, also known as "bee houses" or "bee condos.")

Bee Houses

Mason/Leafcutting Bees (tube nesters)

Bumble Bees (larger cavity nesters: abandoned rodent or bird nests)

Bird Houses

Soil Nesting Bees (Flower boxes/tubs with sand/soil for ground nesting bees)