Instructions - Holes
Spring Easy-Tear Inserts: your mason bees should have clean nesting holes each year. Insert refills open easily and are designed for use with spring BeeTubes (8mm) or drilled blocks of wood.
Natural Reeds are bees’ favorite nesting material and when given a choice, hole-nesting bees will use reeds first. Our reeds are gathered from lake beds and swamps and carefully hand cut to uniform length. Reeds naturally vary in diameter size and we offer 7-10mm for spring mason bees and 4-7mm for summer leafcutter bees.
Wood trays are a reusable nesting material that are the quickest to open to harvest cocoons. Our wood trays are sourced locally and are banded together with UV resistant rubber bands for outdoor conditions. The cardboard backing on the rear of the trays provides a closed end to the nesting holes. We burnish the front of the trays to remove splinters, provide a visual pattern for bees to find their nesting hole, and to help warm the bee house in the morning.
The Pollinator Pack provides a variety of nesting hole sizes in a combination of cardboard BeeTubes and Natural Reeds. North America is home to about 1,000 native bees species that nest above ground in nesting holes. Beneficial solitary wasps are also looking for nesting holes and they keep your garden pest population in balance. Native hole-nesting bees and beneficial wasps vary in size and they are looking for a nesting hole that is just the right size for them.