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Spring Mason Bee Kit - Chalet or Cottage - With Bees

Regular Price: $114.95

Special Price $109.95

Availability: In stock

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Raising spring mason bees is easy with our spring kit featuring your choice of Chalet or Cottage bee house. Includes reusable wood nesting trays, accessories and mason bee cocoons. Designed for gardeners seeking to boost springtime pollination. Save 24% vs. purchase of individual items!



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Regular Price: $114.95

Special Price $109.95

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 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)
  • 48-hole alder wood tray for spring mason bees
  • 20 mason bee cocoons acclimated to your region
  • Native Bee Guide: our step by step 26-page booklet
  • Total Accessories Package
    • HumidiBee: humidifier for overwintering mason bee cocoons
    • InvitaBee: exclusive mason bee pheromone attractant
    • BeeGuard Bag: fine mesh bag for protecting developing cocoons
    • Mason Bee Mud: dry clayey mud mix in the texture spring mason bees need
  • Instruction Sheet

Chalet House Features:

  • Natural cedar wood sealed with protective clear coat finish.
  • Slanted 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.
  • 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 dates 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 spring, place 48-hole reusable wood nesting tray (8mm size holes) into the bee house, open the box of mason bee cocoons and set inside, towards the back. If needed, add Mason Bee Mud to a hole in your yard. Once female mason bees are done nesting, remove and protect the filled nesting tray and store over the summer in an unheated garage or shed. In the fall, harvest mason bee cocoons to remove pests and reduce the spread of disease. Store harvested mason bee cocoons over the winter in the HumidiBee container, which keeps mason bee cocoons moist in your fridge. Add a spoonful of water once per month to Humidibee.

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

Mason bee cocoons are mailed February through April 30 of each year. Mason bee cocoons can be ordered early and stored in your refrigerator until daytime temps are 55F/13C (or warmer) AND there are open blooms. Be sure to set out your mason bee cocoons by May 1st.

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