PRE-ORDER 2022 - Spring Mason Bee 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 and a hangable wooden house. You will also receive instructions for how to hang the house, how to send the bees back, and a return shipping label. If you already have a permanent bee house, rent our Mason Bee Insert. Want to rent leafcutter bees too? Reserve our Pollinator Package.
Mason bees can be shipped to most of the 50 U.S. states. They cannot be rented in Hawaii, Alaska, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana due to weather conditions not being suitable for our bees. This kit cannot be mailed to P.O. Boxes.
Timeline of rented mason bee kit (example for PNW region):
March-June: Receive kit and hang the black house in the sunniest spot in your yard. Put your mason bee nesting block in the black house, take the tape off of the emergence tube and set it in the box next to or on top of the nesting block. Watch the bees work hard to pollinate your fruit trees and lay their offspring in the nesting block.
June: You will receive an email when it is time to bring mason bees into your garage or basement to protect from predators.
September: You will receive a notice by email when it is time to send the kit back to us. The mason bees are now fully formed in cocoons and are strong enough to be shipped by mail. Use the box your bees came in and your return shipping label to send the bees back to us. We will clean the nesting block and cocooned bees and prepare them for hibernation during the winter months, which is necessary for maintaining healthy bee populations.