Our various Spring, Summer, or Dual Season Complete Kits with Bees make raising gentle mason and leafcutter bees easy and fun!
We know that picking a bee ship date can be challenging, especially if buying the kit as a gift. Don't worry. We allow you to adjust the bee ship date up to 7 days before the bees are scheduled to ship. Click the links to learn more about choosing a mason bee ship date or a leafcutter bee ship date.
Please note that complete kits ship year-round! Our hard goods (Villa House, nesting reeds, booklet, and accessories) ship at the time of order, and the bee cocoons ship on your desired bee ship date(s).
Our spring mason bees and summer leafcutter bees carry pollen dry and loose on their bellies and forage close to their nests - making them super efficient cross-pollinators for our gardens. Simply set up the bee house, place nesting materials and bee cocoons inside, and watch the bees get to work pollinating and building their nests. Raising gentle solitary bees only takes about two hours per year!
Choose a kit based on when you want pollination; spring with mason bees, summer with leafcutter bees, or dual with both. Spring and summer kits allow you to order either all natural reeds (bees #1 nesting material).
The Villa can accomodate:
- 78 8mm or 6mm Reeds plus the Bee Observer, or
- 150 Bee Tubes, or
- 125 Natural Reeds, or
- 48-Hole, 8mm Mason Bee Wood Tray, or
- 78-Hole, 6mm Leafcutter Bee Wood Tray
Villa Bee House Specifications:
- Peaked roof with 2″ overhang to drain excess rain
- Keyhole slot in back for easy installation and removal
- Size: 7.35" Side to side x 9" D
Note: The nesting materials included in our Complete Kits will NOT fill the house entirely. The bit of open space between the nesting materials and the roof allows for easy placement and removal of the nesting materials and allows room for you to be creative. Some people choose to fill the gap with colorful artistic materials, and others choose to purchase additional nesting materials to fill the space. The choice is yours!