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...
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Please email us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your order number, name, and shipping information. Let us know what you’d like changed and we may need you to call our office for your credit card information.
Remember that the bees need the warmth of the morning sun to gain energy to begin flying but cocoons should not be placed in direct sunlight. Too much exposure to hot, direct sunlight can harm or kill a bee cocoon.