Kelly and I spent the weekend finishing the trim work on our basement. While we were cutting trim in the garage I found a slab of wood left over from the table project. (Do you get the feeling there are a lot of projects at our house?) Since the wood is untreated, I figured it would be perfect for a mason bee house.
I started with a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch slab of untreated wood. My loving husband cut the top at a 35 degree angle. I sanded it down some.
All that is left is to attach a sturdy hanger to the back. I will be putting it up on a south facing post in the orchard. I had one at our old home and the mason bees loved it. Even though we have two hives, you can never have enough bees. I'll probably make a few more before the summer is over. Overall, the project took about 1 hour.