Mason bees can be found all over Delta. They are solitary bees that do not make honey. Since mason bees do not make honey, they do not swarm and are very gentle creatures. Male mason bees do not have stingers and in a typical bee box there are only two females for every ten males. A mason bee will only sting if handled roughly or if trapped under clothing.
Mason bees are hairy and busy animals. A bee may travel up to 500m from its home pollinating 75 flowers per trip. To collect enough food for one mason bee egg an adult must make 25 trips. At 75 flowers per trip, that's 1,875 flowers pollinated. A standard bee box may house up to 80 eggs requiring the pollination of 150,000 flowers.