How to use your BeeFoster Nurseries
Raising native bees is both art and science. There are thousands of varieties of native bees and your particular location is unique to all others. In general, you should mount your Nursery at least 3 feet above the ground and within 300 feet of flowers and a mud source. Face your Nursery south or southeast to catch the morning sun and to provide afternoon shade so the bees don't get too hot.
Remove the screen if you want
Give them access to mud
However you decide to mount your Nurseries, make sure you have a source of mud nearby. In the example shown, we've built a stand with a small clay bowl outside to hold mud. If the bees can't find an easy source of mud, they will travel long distances from your flowers to find some and then lay eggs far from your Nursery.
Mount the Nursery on a post
We're tree farmers, so we have lots of tools and scrap wood around the shop. In this case, we screwed a couple 2x4's together. Then we used fender washers and wood screws to hold the Blue3 Nursery in place. Because we live in the Ozarks, there isn't much soil on the hillsides, so we use rocks to make the setup more secure.