Bees and Bee Supplies

Bees and Bee Supplies

Blue Orchard Mason Bees are gentle, rarely sting and are easy to raise. They are one of the first emerging bees in spring, just in time to coincide with early blooming fruit and nut trees. These energetic little bees do not produce honey and do not swarm; they simply flit from flower to flower, gathering and distributing pollen. Hatching, pollinating, laying 30-35 eggs and dying all within 6-8 weeks in early spring through early June. These busy little bees do not live in hives, but are cavity nesting bees; meaning they want to place pollen and nectar into a hole and then lay an egg on that mass. Our Mason Bee homes (ZBE019 or ZBE020), nesting tubes (ZBE018, ZBE021 or ZBE022) and BeeBasics™ Set (ZBE026) are an easy way to help these pollinators live on, making your garden more productive and beautiful every year.

Steps to Success
Raising Blue Orchard Mason Bees can be easy and rewarding. Mason bees will travel up to 300 feet for food before relocating to a new home, so place their home near their food source: fruit or nut trees, native flowering plants and any open-faced flowers. Harvest the cocoons in the fall and store them in the refrigerator, adding a cotton ball moistened with sugar water every few weeks to maintain proper humidity.

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  • Solitary-Pollen Bee Nest

    Solitary-Pollen Bee Nest
    ZBE001

    Help improve native bees' numbers while boosting your crop yields! Twenty assorted diameter holes accommodate a variety ... 

    $28.95
    Qty.
  • Replacement Liners Canned Bees

    Replacement Liners Canned Bees
    ZBE007

    Replacement Liners for Canned Bees Starter Kit. 

    $7.25
    Qty.
  • Mason Bees

    Mason Bees
    ZBE011P

    Blue Orchard Mason Bees are gentle, rarely sting and are easy to raise. They are one of the first emerging bees in sprin... 

  • Natural Reed Mason Bee Tubes

    Natural Reed Mason Bee Tubes
    ZBE018

    Mason bees prefer a medium with insulating qualities that wick moisture away from the cocoon, keeping them dry and mold-... 

    $9.95
    Qty.
  • Mason Bee Homes

    Mason Bee Homes
    ZBE019P

    These fully assembled, easy-to-clean, and beautifully built mason bee homes are constructed of solid Northwest pine and ... 

  • EasyTear Tubes

    EasyTear Tubes
    ZBE021

    Made of 100% recycled paper, these one-use tubes provide a clean, dry, safe home for nesting mason bees. Featuring an in... 

    $11.25
    Qty.
  • Guard Tubes & Inserts

    Guard Tubes & Inserts
    ZBE022

    Mason bees prefer a medium with insulating qualities that wick moisture away from the cocoon, keeping them dry and mold-... 

    $12.50
    Qty.
  • Inserts

    Inserts
    ZBE023

    40 replacement inserts for use with Guard Tubes (ZBE022). 

    $5.95
    Qty.
  • Wood Trays 48 Holes

    Wood Trays 48 Holes
    ZBE024

    Mason bees prefer a medium with insulating qualities that wick moisture away from the cocoon, keeping them dry and mold-... 

    $43.95
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