UMaine Extension cited in Press Herald guide to building bee houses
The Portland Press Herald cited information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a feature on how to build a bee house. Though native bees do not produce honey, they are excellent pollinators, according to the article. If you have some basic woodworking skills and tools, you can build a bee house, where they can safely lay their eggs, the article states. Of the native bees, native leafcutter bees and mason bees are the most amenable to bee houses, and are good blueberry and cranberry pollinators, according to UMaine Extension.