Paul Wheaton talks to Dave Hunter about mason bees and how easy they are to encourage. He distinguishes between social bees and solitary bees. One mason bee can pollinate a lot more than honey bees. Dave talks about what habits we need to shift in order to help mason bees thrive. He describes levels of bee awareness and responsibility, similar to the Wheaton Eco Scale. Mason bees can double or triple fruit yields. Dave talks about leaf cutter bees, and what mud is to mason bees. Dave says you can send bees in in the reeds they are in so they can be identified and better supported. Paul and Dave agree it would be great for Dave to do a TED talk.
Discussing the podcast.
podcast 493 – Radically Deviant Financial Strategies – Part 2
podcast 492 – Radically Deviant Financial Strategies – Part 1
podcast 491 – How My Projects Can Help Cancer – Part 2
podcast 486 – Big Black Book Session 1 – Part 2
podcast 484 – Abbey Planning Session 4 – Part 2
podcast 478 – Dry Land Ponds – Part 2
podcast 474 – Permaculture Technology Jamboree – part 2
025 – Animal Harvest, Bees, LGD