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2019 Spring Mason Bees - 20 ct

$36.95

Availability: In stock

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Spring 2019 mason bees for spring pollination. 20 cocoons per order. Price includes FREE First Class shipping!

We ship mason bee cocoons on Mondays, February - May, 2019. Select your date to ship below.



$36.95

SPRING Mason Bees available February—April

  • • Release spring mason bees when daytime temperatures are consistently 55°F (13°C) or warmer AND there are open blossoms for your hungry bees.
  • • Cocoons can be refrigerated until the appropriate conditions exist for release.
  • • Place cocoons outdoors by May 1 to help ensure that bees emerge in good health with sufficient energy to begin their work.
  • • NOTE: Spring mason bees are not recommended for AK or gulf regions of FL, AL, MS, LA and TX. Current agricultural restrictions prohibit the shipment of mason bees to the state of HI, and other countries outside of the continental United States.

KEEP BEES SAFE

  • • A hot mail box can be harmful to developing or emerging bees. If you are not home during the day to retrieve your bees, consider having them shipped to your workplace.
  • • Select the Monday when you would like your bees shipped, allowing 1-5 days for delivery. When the bees ship, you will receive a USPS tracking number by email.

DISCLAIMER

  • • We care about your success and do our best to provide healthy bees. While most customers successfully raise gentle bees, it is important to understand that bees are wild insects and may not nest in your yard, may be eaten by birds, and may not emerge from their cocoons. We cannot guarantee survival, pollination of crops, or reproduction of bees.
  • • These bees are gentle, typically non-aggressive and rarely sting, While there have been no known reported cases of anaphylactic shock in association with these bees, the use and handling of solitary bees may result in allergic reaction for some users.
  • • Please consider signing up for BeeMail, our monthly newsletter, designed to provide tips and reminders to help ensure success.

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Spring Mason Bee Benefits:

  • Perfect for fruit and nut trees, berries, and virtually all spring blooming flowers
  • Fly in cooler weather and light rain and wind
  • 100 times more effective pollinators than honey bees
  • Can double or triple your fruit yield!

20 High-quality mason bee cocoons; each package contains 8 female and 12 male cocoons, nature’s natural ratio. Mason bee cocoons are washed to reduce diseases and pests. Although we do all we can to ensure mason bee health, sometimes bees die in hibernation.

Our bees are raised locally or through our BeeBuyBack program. We strive to source mason bee cocoons that are raised locally to you and acclimated to your region. Participate in BeeBuyBack by sending us your extra mason bee cocoons to help increase our stock of locally raised bees.

Adult bees may naturally emerge during shipping between February and April. Follow the care instructions included with your bees.

Shipping: Price includes free First Class Mail shipping. Bee cocoons are mailed on Mondays.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Instructions

Bee cocoons will arrive inside a small cardboard box. Larger cocoons are female and smaller cocoons are male bees.

Cocoons must be stored under refrigeration to prevent them from waking up from winter hibernation. Consider using our HumidiBee (cocoon humidifier) to keep your bees moist in the fridge.

When daytime temperatures have reached about 50-55F, place the bee cocoons in the bee house. Place the box of cocoons on top of the nesting holes with the lid open. The bees will emerge from their cocoons and crawl over the nesting material.

Please note: Bees also need sufficient pollen available from blooming flowers.

  • For bee raising success, ensure: pollen, mud, fresh nesting holes, and a correctly located bee house.
  • Please do not use drilled blocks of wood or bamboo tubes due to pest, disease, and mold buildup. Nesting holes must be easily opened to clean and remove mason bee cocoons in the fall.
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SKU110101
Width1.5"
Height.75"
Length1.5"
Free ShippingYes