Spring Mason Bee Large Insert (includes 100-120 bees)
YOUR MASON BEE INSERT WILL ARRIVE IN SPRING 2021
Host mason bees for the spring season! A Large Insert for who have a permanent bee house or shelter in their backyard, which can support a large number of mason bees. Perfect for the avid gardener or backyard orchardists!
This package includes: large mason bee nesting block (rough dimensions 5.5 x 6 x 6 in) and 100-120 mason bee cocoons inside of two white emergence tubes. If you do not already have a bee house, rent our Large Kit.
Mason bees can be shipped to most of the U.S. 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: Receive kit
March-June: Hang the black house in the sunniest spot in your yard. Put your mason bee nesting block in your house or shelter, take the tape off of the emergence tubes and set them in the house 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 from us when it is time to bring mason bees into your garage or basement to protect them from predators.
September: You will receive a notice by email when it is time to send the nesting block back to us. The mason bees are now inside their sturdy cocoons and are safe to ship my mail. Use the priority shipping box your bees arrived in and the return shipping label included inside 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.