Mason bees are able to fly in light rainy weather and if you expect a sprinkle you can still release the bees for emergence.
You should plan to use InvitaBee during the season that you purchased it.
An incremental or staggered release of bee cocoons means that you release mason bees a couple of weeks apart. Since female mason bees only fly for about 6 weeks, incremental release means you could extend your pollination season.
Redeeming your bee certificate online is easy. You can find your Bee Certificate redemption code printed on the inside of your BeeHaven kit label or on the certificate(s) included in the kit you purchased at your local nursery, farm supply, or garden center.
Bees are accustomed to temperature swings, including freezing temperatures at night. Female bees will wait in their nesting holes until the bad weather passes. The male bees wait out bad weather on plants near the bee house. Spring Mason Bees: For bees waiting to be released, hold them in your refrigerator until the poor weather has passed or daytime temperatures return near 55F(13C). One day of cold or stormy weather will not harm mason bees. Summer Leafcutter Bees: For bees waiting to be released, keep the leafcutter bees inside and place the bees outside the morning after the storm passes. Leafcutter bees fly best in temperatures above 75F(24C) but can fly in cooler weather if they must.
A gift card is a specific amount (in USD currency) that can be used to purchase any of our products online. A bee certificate is a redemption code for bee cocoons and certificates are included in our BeeHaven and our wholesale kits that can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers.
Here’s the fun part about joining the Native Bee Network - checking out the wild native bees and wasps that nested in your site over the spring and summer.
Use the Native Bee Network Map App on your smartphone to locate and retrieve your registered wild bee house or Native Bee Network BeeHut and all of the nesting materials inside.
Wild bees and solitary beneficial wasps can both move into your bee house or bee hotel. Each bee and wasp species has their own nesting preferences and their own way of building their nests. Here are our tips that can help you understand some of the most popular or common guests.