Since there is increasing concern of the die-off of pollinating bees that are crucial to our global food supply, it’s now critical to create spaces where pollinators can nest and reproduce. This is particularly important for mason and leafcutter bees, which do not sting.
These photos show attractive bee boxes from Pagosa Springs. These boxes, attached at eye level to posts secured in the ground, were erected by youth groups and are similar to efforts promoted by the Denver Botanic Gardens, Constructing these boxes is a low-cost project requiring simple materials and tools.
Proposed locations for bee boxes in the Weatherstone neighborhood would support the new flowering perennials in the monument beds for bee food, near each Wildcat Reserve Parkway entrance. One additional location might include the grounds around the pool.