What do I do with leafcutter bees in cold weather?
Place the leafcutter bee cocoons outside into the bee house as you would during warm weather. We incubate our leafcutter bee cocoons and ship them so that the bees are nearly ready to emerge. The cold weather will slow down their development and it will take longer for the bees to emerge.
Temperatures lower than 60F significantly slows leafcutter cocoons development. Your leafcutter bees may not survive in cold weather that lasts 2 weeks or longer.
We highly recommend that our customers choose a leafcutter bee ship date during weather that consistently has daytime highs of about 75F. If you need to us to delay shipping your bees, please let us know in the Contact Us page.