As Parent'Map's mason bee primer says, "keeping native non-stinging mason bees — even in urban spaces — is a surprisingly easy way to help the environment, and it’s also an inexpensive and educational project for kids." And these hyper-efficient air pollinators will do wonders for your fruit trees, berries and gardens. One way to attract mason bees to your garden is to make a simple mason bee paper tube.
To make your own mason bee paper tube, you'll want to use recyclable 8 1/2" x 11" paper that is clean on one side.
Cut the paper in half so that you have two sheets, measuring out at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Other supplies needed: liquid, non-toxic white glue, a 5/16th " dowel, a damp rag for sticky fingers, and an overall washable surface.