With the decline of the Bumble Bee and Honey, I plan to plant more flowers around the house and in my vegetable garden. I set up a Mason Bee House, hopefully they will use it. July 17 – no sign of Mason Bees using the little house. I have not been seeing many bees on our flowering plants so I arranged to get some hives from Poelman Apiaries Ltd. They arrived on August 3/18. I have already noticed a difference in our bee population. 2019: The bees come out of their hives when it’s 10C or above.. they have nothing to eat so Poleman sets up a barrel of sugar water for them to feed on. The first plants they went to were our junipers that pollinate early. Check out the bee movie here.