It takes around 300-foot mason bees to fully pollinate one fruit tree or 10 leafcutter bees to pollinate a small 20' x 20' vegetable plot. It takes about 1,000 honey bees to do the same work! We suggest counting your flowering trees, plants, and natural growth to calculate the number of bees you need for pollination.
Male and female bees have different lifespans and the bees actually spend most of their life developing or hibernating in their cocoons. Male mason and leafcutter bees will fly as adults for about 2 weeks after emergence from their cocoons.
When bees emerge they can either nest in the house where they emerged or fly away in search of a new nesting site, this is called dispersal. Summer leafcutter bees are more likely to disperse than spring mason bees but both bees are capable of dispersing after emergence.
Native bees prefer native plants...
We strive to process your order within 2 business days. During bee shipping season, Monday’s packing and shipping priority is given to shipping bee cocoons.
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