Mason Bee Starter Kit (Includes 50-60 bees)
Host mason bees for the spring season! This kit includes everything you need to successfully host these gentle pollinators mailed straight to your home in early spring (varies by location). By renting mason bees, you will pollinate your garden, repopulate your neighborhood with native bees, and play a direct role in supporting food production. Mason bees are particularly helpful for pollination of fruit trees, berry bushes, and other spring blooming plants.
This kit includes: 50-60 mason bee cocoons inside of an emergence tube, a mason bee nesting block, a hangable wooden house, clay and pollinator flower seeds. You will also receive instructions for how to hang the house, how to send the bees back, and a return shipping label.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES FALL CLEANING: At Rent Mason Bees we offer a way for people to be a part of their food source and help native solitary bee populations, but not have to worry about doing the fall cleaning which is critical when hosting mason bees. When you rent our bees, you keep your black house and send your nesting blocks back to us in September. We will then harvest and clean all your cocoons to remove harmful predators like pollen mites, Houdini fly larvae and chalkbrood. Then, we sterilize all your nesting blocks over fire and flame to burn any remaining predators. After they’re all cleaned and dried, we place them on a light table and pick out any non-viable bees. They are then placed in cool storage to safely hibernate over winter. The bees we send you will be healthy, strong and eager to pollinate your blooms.