Summer Leafcutter Bees - 100 ct
Grow more tomatoes, peppers, squash, and peas with our gentle summer hole-nesting bees that are 100 times more effective than honey bees. 200+ cocoons per order. Price includes FREE First Class shipping for bee cocoons! We ship leafcutter bee cocoons on Mondays, May - August, 2020. Select your date to ship below. US orders only. NOTE: These bees are smaller than mason bees and need nesting holes made for them.
Summer Leafcutter Bees: Perfect for melons, cucumbers, beans, sunflowers, strawberries, and virtually all summer-blooming flowers. Our leafcutter bees can double or triple your fruit and vegetable yield!
• Fly best when daytime temps are 75F and above
• Gentle solitary bees that rarely sting, family and pet safe.
• Easy to raise - just set up their bee house!
Originally from Europe, our summer leafcutter bees have been pollinating alfalfa seed fields since the 1930s. Now backyard gardeners and farmers can also easily raise leafcutter bees to grow more food while improving their crop’s bee diversity. Each order includes 200+ high-quality bee cocoons that we've incubated for you and ship them for immediate placement outdoors.
Check Your Nesting Hole Size: Leafcutter bees are smaller than mason bees and prefer 6mm size nesting holes, they tend to ignore larger nesting holes meant for mason bees. Ensure your nesting holes are smaller than the width of a pencil. Smaller 6mm size nesting holes are attractive to leafcutter bees and will encourage them to nest.
Select the Monday bee ship date that is closest to when your summer blooms open and your weather is consistently 75F and above. A limited quantity of leafcutter cocoons are available in April for warm weather locations.
Leafcutter bees use non-fibrous leaves like rose, lilac, or hosta to protect her eggs. Plant peas, beans, or strawberries for flower and leaf sources.
We Highly Recommend: Leafcutter bees have a natural tendency to disperse. Apply our InvitaBee Spray to your nesting materials to make your bee house smell like home.
Please note: Leafcutter bees require a 3-week incubation. We will do our best to fulfill your order If you select a ship date less than 3 weeks from your order. We ship leafcutter bee cocoons on a first come - first served basis.
Price includes free First Class Mail shipping for bee cocoons. Bee cocoons are mailed on Mondays.
We cannot ship bees outside the United States. We apologize for any inconvenience.