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Mason bees are typically metallic green or blue, but some species are blackish colored. Mason bees are easily recognized because, unlike most bees that carry pollen on their legs, they carry pollen on the underside of their abdomens. Generally mason bees are good pollinators of blooming fruit trees, such as apple (Malus domestica), apricot (Prunus armeniaca), peach (Prunus persica), plum (Prunus spp.), cherry (Prunus spp.), and pear (Pyrus spp.). They also pollinate strawberry (Fragaria spp.), raspberry (Rubus spp.), blackberry (Rubus spp.), cranberry (Vaccinium spp.), and blueberry (Vaccinium spp.).