Each kit comes fully assembled and includes a real wood house (painted black), custom nesting block containing between 100-150 leafcutter bees in the plugged holes. This complete kit comes with a hook on back making it ready to hang. If your backyard has a permanent bee home, consider renting the leafcutter bee insert.
After bees emerge and begin their pollination duties, they will return to the nesting block to lay eggs in the empty holes. These gentle pollinators are solitary bees like Mason bees, but pollinate during the summer months of July and August making them ideal for vegetable gardeners. These bees are excellent for pollinating tomatoes, squash and cucumbers and all summer blooming plants. These gentle pollinators dart around so quickly, they are hard to spot.
This product cannot be shipped and must be picked up at one of our local events in Washington or Oregon state. Consider renting our shippable leafcutter beee kit if you would like your bees mailed to your home.
All pick up dates of bee kits can be found on our Events page.
For those with a permanent bee home in their backyard. If you rented a mason bee kit this year, when you return the mason bees to pick up your leafcutter...
Leafcutter bee rentals will become available again June 2019. Rent this option if you would like your leafcutter bee kit sent to your door. Already have a permanent bee house?...
Rent this option if you would like your leafcutter bee kit sent to your door and you already have a permanent bee house from a previous rental or one that...