Mason Bee Nest Kit
Pickup available at Ox & Yoke Store located in Oliver Wight Building
Usually ready in 24 hours
Attract these friendly pollinators to your garden. They pollinate fruit trees, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and many other spring flowering fruits and ornamentals.
Quantity: 52 nest tubes
Size: each tube measures 3" diameter x 6 1/2" long
How to Attract Mason Bees: The bees seek the home provided by this kit in early Spring, so they can lay their eggs. Place the nest kit in a sheltered, sunny spot facing East or South to catch the morning sun. Under the eaves of a shed or garage is an ideal location and be sure to avoid direct exposure to rain. The mud filled tubs can be ruined if they get soaked.
History and Information About Mason Bees: Mason Bees have lived in America for millions of years. They are called Masons because they work with mud to build and seal their nests. They do a great job pollinating orchards and gardens, especially since they are active in colder temperatures and their hairy bodies carry more of the pollen that fertilizes your blossoms. Though they won't give you honey, they won't even chase or sting you either- unless severely provoked. They're fun to watch as well.