How and when 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 flowering plants and a mud source. If you don't have a mud source, it's a good idea to let a hose run near the Nursery every other day or so. Better yet, dig a couple holes nearby to expose some dirt. Face your Nursery south or southeast to catch the morning sun and try to provide afternoon shade so the bees don't get too hot.
Mount the Nursery somewhere secure
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. However, you can also attach your nursery to a fence, hand rail, or anywhere else that ensures it stays put.