Solitary Bees

Foster A Mason Bee

If you’ve ever thought about raising mason bees, or if you already do, this special may be of interest to you. Since it’s the end of the season, Crown Bees is working to find homes for all of their mason bees.

Photo from Crown Bees

To do this, they are having a special where you can get 20 mason bee cocoons for only $19.95. This is a great deal, as the normal price is $32.95. Not only that, all cocoons will be shipped for free via FedEx 2 day shipping.

The bees will be shipped out on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, so plan accordingly. Crown Bee’s Foster a Mason Bee sale starts now, and will continue until all of their bees have found homes.

Be aware, that while these bees are completely healthy, they are also reaching the end of their reserves. They have survived through Autumn and Winter by using the fat stores in their bodies. But at this time of the year their reserves are running low.

That means that these bees must be released into your garden as soon as possible. If you want to help your bees emerge from their cocoons you can also use a scissors to carefully cut a hole at the end of the cocoon.

Care instructions for after your bees have arrived can be found here.

For more on mason bees, see the related posts below.