DIY Native Bee Nest Tubes and Blocks – Resource List

First off I’d like to express my deepest thanks to all the wonderful folks on the BeeMonitoring list who supplied most of the links I’m sharing with you below!

This is a list of the different websites and resources I found while working on my post on the best bee nest block.

I will be organizing them as I continue working on this page.  The links will be grouped by categories: tube nests, block nests, research and general information.

If you shared a link with me and I didn’t get it on this list, or if you have one that should be here, please send me a note or leave a comment below.  Thank you!  :)

http://backyardbees.ca/product_details?gocart113=product_id%3D8

http://happyfarming.com/2009/01/02/how-to-build-a-bumble-bee-nest

http://www.facebook.com/NBNSproject

http://www.studioblog.com/shed-other-garden-buildings/encouraging-native-bees-with-insect-walls

http://www.ars.usda.gov/npa/beelab

http://www.nativebees.com

http://www.fws.gov/pollinators/PollinatorPages/YourHelp.html#bee

http://pollinator.info/blog/?p=80

http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com/resources/building-houses-for-native-bees

http://www.pollinators.info/archives/artificial-nests-native-bees

http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com/community/bee-houses-around-the-world/

http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/bee-ready.html

Diversity of cavity nesting bees within apple orchards and wild habitats in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada” (This is a PDF file shared courtesy of the lead author.)
(cultivating bees by trapping and releasing)

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.wildbienen.de/wbs-lehr.htm&usg=ALkJrhiArl1wPe8AqQ30x6F2xUymxws7xA#wbl02

(native bee trail)

http://halifaxgardennetwork.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/building-homes-for-native-bees/

(Instructions for a few types of boxes)

http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com/

(art and nest blocks combine, also has page with instructions)

http://www.bumblebee.org/nestbox_plans.htm

(plans for bumblebee nest box)

http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/tunnel-nest-management-xerces-society.pdf

http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/nests_for_native_bees_fact_sheet_xerces_society.pdf

http://www.crownbees.com/ask-mason-bee-questions/

http://www.crownbees.com/mason-bees-tutorial-how-do-i-what-to-do/

http://sites.google.com/site/hutchingsbeeservice/my-research-both-current-and-past-projects

http://www.ufnativebuzz.com/about-us.html

http://www.merthyr.gov.uk/English/EnvironmentAndPlanning/Countryside/Documents/How%20to%20Build%20a%20Bug%20Hotel.pdf

Inspiration:  http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1407357@N20/pool/interesting/