Congratulations on your bee house purchase! We have outlined some information for you with easy instruction to get you up and running with setting up your bee house. Click here to download out set up instructions.
We are all aware of the crisis we are facing with the shortage of bees. One of every three bites of food we consume is pollinated by bees, therefore it is crucial that we do our part to help our bee population.
The orchard Mason Bees are the perfect solution for all our spring pollination for fruit trees, flowers and gardens. They are hard workers, easy to care for and fun to watch. Mason Bees are non-aggressive and do not swarm. They fly approximately 300 feet from their home and should benefit you and your neighbors garden.
Let’s get your bee house set up!
1. Hang your Mason Been home facing South out of direct rain and wind. Morning sun is crucial as the sun warms up the bees wings for early flying.
2. Your home needs to be at least 4 feet off the ground, preferably under a soffit or a back wall, but at a height that you can easily monitor and enjoy the action.
3. Remove the tab of your Mason Bee cocoons box. Place cocoon box with open end on top of nesting block facing about 3 inches of your homes back wall.
4. Temperature needs to be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees Celsius continues night and day for approximately 4 to 5 days for the Mason Bees to emerge from their cocoons.
Your garden/backyard needs to contain at least 25% of blossoms for their food supply. When the Mason Bees emerge, food supply is very important for them otherwise they will fly away to look for food and a new home.
Mason Bees require a supply of mud to plug up the tunnel after they have deposited an egg on the pollen pillow. If you have no mud supply, dig a hole approximately 12 inches wide and deep and add water somewhere near your Mason Bee home.
Saving the environment one bee at a time!