How do I pick a bee ship date?
Monday Cocoon Shipping Policy: For the health of the bees, we only ship mason or leafcutter bee cocoons on Mondays to ensure that they are not stuck in transit over the weekend.
Take a look at your calendar and think about when your orchard or garden begins blooming, these are the target blooms that need pollination.
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.
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.