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Summer Natural Reeds for Leafcutter Bees


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Hole sizes vary between 4-7mm

Perfect for medium and smaller native bees such as the summer leafcutter bee or beneficial wasps.

Also available in bulk quantity of about 250 for added value.

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Small bees use small nesting holes.

Also available in bulk quantity of 250 for added value.

The small natural reeds have varied sizes, but in general are smaller than the Large Natural Reeds.

Crown Bees has quality natural lake bed reeds. These are hand cut with hole sizes around 1/4" (6mm) and are about 6" long. They fit into all Crown Bee Bee Houses.

In a side-by-side comparison, a nesting native bee will prefer reeds over tubes or wood trays. We believe this is due to the variety of sizes that help the female native bee find her hole easily.

These reeds are perfect for summer leafcutter bees and other medium and small nesting bees and beneficial wasps!

Additional Information

Additional Information


Correct placement of the reeds in a native bee house

  • Place the reeds as far back in your native bee house as possible to protect the reeds and bees from direct rain.
  • Ensure the reeds are uniformly stacked. For best success, provide a 3-D effect with your mason bee reeds. Pull some reeds out, place a stick, pencil, or similar object between the reeds to help the bees differentiate between the reeds!
  • Important - Do harvest your bees in the winter. Unharvested reeds will increase pest buildup over time and you will lose your bees
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