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How to Host Bees

It's Easy to Host Bees

Rent Mason Bees is the largest supplier of solitary bees in the United States and the only company that brings together gardeners and farmers to make more food and help solitary bee populations. 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.

Bee Amazed

Mason bees
visit up to
flowers a day
400 Mason bees
do the work of
honey bees
One Mason bee
block can hold
bees per acre
to pollinate their