Pollinator Package Insert (includes 50-60 mason bees & 100-150 leafcutter bees)
POLLINATOR PACKAGE WILL ARRIVE IN SPRING 2021
Pollinate your garden all spring and summer long with gentle solitary bees! If you already have a bee house in your yard, this insert includes everything you need to host both mason bees and leafcutter bees.
Your package will include: 50-60 mason bee cocoons in an emergence tube, a mason bee nesting block, a nesting block filled with 100-150 leafcutter bees, a packet of flower seeds, and a bag of clay. The kit will also contain instructions for how to hang the house, when to put out each bee species, how to send the bees back, and a return shipping label. If you do not have a permanent bee home already, consider renting the complete Pollinator Package.
Mason bees can be shipped to most of the U.S. states. Mason bees cannot be rented in Hawaii, Alaska, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana due to weather conditions being unsuitable for our bees. This kit cannot be mailed to P.O. Boxes.
Timeline of pollinator package kit (example for PNW Region):
March: Receive kit
March-June: Put your mason bee nesting block in your bee house in the sunniest spot in your yard, 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 eggs in the nesting block throughout the springtime.
June: You will receive an email when it is time to bring mason bees into your garage or basement to protect from predators. At that time, insert your leafcutter bee block into your bee 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 your leafcutter bees are flying around and pollinating your crops and using the nesting block to lay their eggs.
September: Use the box your bees came in and your return shipping label to send us back the bees inside the nesting blocks. We will do the rest of the work taking care of your bees during the winter months.