District News

Be A Bee Buddy: Conservation District Distributes Mason Nesting Boxes

OREGON – For two years, the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District has distributed mason bee nesting boxes to local landowners in order to increase the population of this native species and boost crop yields.

Landowners who declared themselves Bee Buddies in the first year of the program saw increased pollination with mason bee nesting boxes, increasing their production of early-flowering fruits such as apples, pears, plums, and blueberries.

Source: Be A Bee Buddy: Conservation District Distributes Mason Nesting Boxes – The Corvallis Advocate

Categories: District News

Tagged as: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.