Mason bees are very valuable specialist pollinators of native and cultivated fruit trees such as apples, cherries, almonds and related plants in the rose family, plus berries and few other crops. These bees will forage for pollen mainly on flowers when they are available, but may visit a much wider variety of flowers for nectar. These bees are only active for about 2 months in mid-spring. They will not pollinate mid-summer vegetables.
Mason Bees can be introduced to your yard as cocoons. Cocoons will be shipped after November 1st. 10 cocoons will give your yard a good head start for the coming season. Cocoons need to be stored properly and in emergence shelters that are predator proof are available.
SPECIAL NOTES: For further instructions see “additional Information”