I don’t have open blooms, when should I release the bees?

I don’t have open blooms, when should I release the bees?

I don’t have open blooms, when should I release the bees?

Your bees will not nest in your yard if they can’t find pollen and nectar. Do not release emerged spring mason bees if your blooms are not open. You can keep the emerged adult mason bees in the fridge and feed them with a cotton ball soaked in a 1 part water to 1 part white sugar solution.

Summer leafcutter bees can’t be stored in the fridge and they can’t be fed with a nectar substitute. Set out your leafcutter bee cocoons into the bee house even if your target blooms are not yet open.