Solitary bees

Habeetats would be nothing short of an empty promise without its inhabitants. Take a few minutes and get to know the bees.

Consisting of over three hundred species, Mason bees (Osmia sp.) thrive anywhere from Tokyo to your backyard. They live up to their name by making skilful use of mud and clay as they prepare their nests.

Leafcutter bees (Megachile sp.) is one of the largest families of solitary bees. It consist of more than 1500 species. Leafcutter bees use circular cuts of leaves to line their nests.

Forget about queens and workers. Solitary bees are all born equal and every female is fertile and makes her own nest. These little but potent creatures are also gentle by nature and only sting if squeezed or stepped on. There are also no known instances of people eliciting an allergic reaction to solitary bees. Solitary bees are therefore both beneficial to your garden and safe for children and pets.