A: Native Pollen Bees are also called Solitary Pollen Bees or Wild Bees. Mason Bees are one type of Solitary Pollen Bee. They do not live in colonies with a Queen or worker bees and they do not produce honey. They do the bulk of the pollination in our gardens, parks & forests. They are also responsible for helping pollinate the crops, fruit and vegetables we eat- 1 in every 3 mouthfuls of food we eat required pollination to grow! Native Pollen Bees work more efficiently than Honey Bees at pollinating flowers. They don't travel far, and so focus their pollination efforts on fewer plants. They fly quickly, visiting more plants in a shorter amount of time. Both males and females pollinate flowers, and Native Bees begin earlier in the spring than Honey Bees.