When a bee emerges while stored in your cold fridge it usually means that the bee is low on stored fat. You might want to check on the temperature setting of your fridge because if it’s too warm it will increase the bee’s metabolism. It also may be it's time to release your bees (Past May). We recommend that you set your fridge between 34-38F (1-3C).
In short, most chemicals are not safe for bees.
No, this is mostly for honey bees
Our spring mason bees and summer leafcutter bees are easy to raise, all you need to do is make sure that you provide:
Honey bees and hole-nesting bees can live in harmony together and while they do not attack each other, they are both competing for the same flowers. A biodiverse environment rich with a variety of flowers is the best habitat for bees.
Our bees are native or naturalized to the continental US. Our spring mason bees are also known as the blue orchard mason bee, which is native across North America.
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.
Anytime! We send hard goods out immediately and bees when in season.
It varies by bee. Mason bees use larger holes (8mm) and leafcutter bees smaller holes (6mm)
Female solitary bees are capable of stinging, however, they will only sting if they are in a life-threatening situation, like if they are accidentally squished in the keeper's hand.