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Summer Leafcutter Bee Kit - Chalet or Cottage - With Bees

$99.95

Availability: In stock

Short Description

Our summer kit features your choice of Chalet or Cottage bee house and leafcutter bee cocoons - incubated & ready to fly. For summer gardeners looking to increase pollination of their summer flowers and vegetables. Save 28% vs purchase of individual items! US orders only.



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SUMMER Leafcutter Bees available April—August

  • • Summer bees need temperatures of 75°F (24°C) or warmer AND open blooms.
  • • We incubate your summer bees so they arrive ready for immediate placement outdoors.
  • • Pick a Monday the week that your summer flowers open. Seeds planted in April or May may not bloom until June or July.
  • • A limited quantity of leafcutter cocoons are available in April for warm weather locations.
  • • We cannot ship bees to Hawaii and other countries outside of the United States.

KEEP BEES SAFE

  • • A hot mailbox can be harmful to bees. Consider having leafcutter bees shipped to your workplace.
  • • Allow 1-5 days for delivery after your Monday bee ship date. You will receive a tracking number by email.

DISCLAIMER

  • • We do our best to provide healthy bees. Please note that bees are wild insects and we cannot guarantee their survival or that they will choose to nest in your yard.
  • • These bees are gentle and rarely sting. The use and handling of solitary bees may result in an 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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Details

Summer Leafcutter Kit - Chalet or Cottage Includes:

  • Chalet House, cedar wood (10 1/4" height x 10" wide x 8 1/2" deep)
  • OR Cottage House, cedar wood (10 1/4" height x 7.5" wide x 8 1/2" deep)
  • 78-hole reusable wood trays for summer leafcutter bees
  • 100+ Leafcutter bee cocoons, incubated and ready to fly
  • LeafGuardian bag to protect developing bees
  • Native Bee Guide: our step by step 26-page booklet
  • BeeGuard Bag to protect filled nesting tray over the winter
  • InvitaBee Attractant for Leafcutter Bees

Chalet House Features

  • Natural cedar wood sealed with protective clear coat finish.
  • Slanted to drain excess rain.
  • 2″ overhang protects nesting material and bees from rain.
  • Keyhole slot in back for easy installation and removal.
  • Can be placed on secure shelf or mounted to wall or fence.
  • Convenient cocoon release shelf under the roof.

Cottage House Features

  • Natural cedar wood sealed with protective clear coat finish.
  • Curved roof to drain excess rain.
  • 2″ overhang protects nesting material from rain.
  • Keyhole slot in back for easy installation and removal.
  • Can be placed on secure shelf or mounted to wall or fence.

Chalet or Cottage bee house, nesting trays, booklet, and accessories ship at time of order. Bee cocoons will ship in season on date selected.

We cannot ship bees outside the United States. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Instructions

1. Install your bee house on a sturdy wall or fence facing the morning sun (south or south-east). Install at eye-level for ease of watching nesting bees.

2. In the summer, place 78-hole reusable wood nesting tray (6mm size holes) into the bee house and place your summer leafcutter cocoons inside, towards the back. In the fall, remove filled nesting tray and protect over the winter in the BeeGuard Bag. Harvest summer leafcutter cocoons in early spring and incubate them for next summer's pollination.

3. To extend the life of your bee house, uninstall the bee house and store over the fall and winter in an unheated garage or shed.

4. For detailed bee raising steps, sign up for our BeeMail newsletter!

FAQs

Summer leafcutter bees ship May through August.

Not sure when to have your summer leafcutter bees delivered? Leafcutter bees need minimum 75F and your summer garden blooms ready to pollinate. If you are planting seeds or small starts, it may be several weeks before the plants are mature enough to blossom.

Please note: Leafcutter bees take about 3 weeks for us to incubate. If you request shipping prior to three weeks from the date of your order, shipping will be on a first come - first serve basis.

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