Rent Mason Bees is the only company in the country who has a program where you “host” mason bees. Our bee rental program works by finding hosts who will hang up a mason bee house in their yards and gardens. Mason bees are exceptional pollinators, so spring-blooming plants in your yard will flourish.
In the fall when the developing bees have built their protective cocoons, you mail your nesting blocks back to Rent Mason Bees. Our team then eliminates all the predators by cleaning each mason bee cocoon and sterilizing all the nesting blocks. We then safely store them in hibernation over winter.
The next spring, healthy mason bee cocoons are sent to farmers to pollinate crops such as apple, blueberry, pear, cherry and almond. We send over 95% of our bees to farmers across the United States to help them pollinate and grow more food. The remaining 5% of our bees are used in our backyard hosting program. The results are: your garden gets pollinated, healthy bees are put back into the ecosystem and you help farmers produce more food.