Summer Leafcutter Bee Insert (includes 50-60 bees)
Grow more vegetables with the pollination help from gentle leafcutter bees! For those who already have an outer bee house in their yard, this kit includes everything you need to host leafcutter bees in your yard. We will mail your bees directly to your home in time to pollinate your blooming summer vegetable garden and flower beds (shipment time varies by location).
This kit includes: a leafcutter nesting block filled with 50-60 leafcutter bees inside and return label that you can use to send your bees back at the end of the season. Don't have a bee house already? Rent our Leafcutter Bee Kit. Want to rent mason bees too? Reserve our Pollinator Package Insert which includes both leafcutter bees and mason bees.
Timeline of rented Leafcutter Bee Kit (example for PNW Region)
May: Receive kit
June: Hang the black house in the sunniest spot in your yard. Put your leafcutter bee block in the black house. The leafcutter bees are already in the block. Once temperatures reach 80 degrees F, they will be triggered to hatch out of the block.
June-August: Watch your vegetable garden thrive as leafcutter bees are flying around, pollinating your crops, and using the nesting block to lay their eggs.
September: Use the box your bees came in and return shipping label to send us back the bees. We will clean the nest block and take care of the bees during the winter months.