Rent Mason Bees bee rental program policies


Below lays out what you have agreed to by participating in our bee rental policy. Under the return policies you will find a legal rental agreement document. If you have any questions about our rental policy or agreements, please contact us at or call us at (206) 954-2175. Thank you for supporting solitary bees! 

Return Policy

We will contact you by email at least two weeks before it is time to return your bees. You are responsible for checking the email that you provided to us for return dates and locations. If you received your bees by mail, you will have a 30-day period to mail your bees back to us in NW Washington State. If you need a replacement return label, contact us at 

If you picked up your bees in person, you are responsible for bringing them back to us at one of our schedule events or drop boxes provided by our host nurseries. 

We are not affiliated with these host businesses so bee kits cannot be left outside of the arranged event dates. We want to maintain positive relationships with these organizations and we appreciate your cooperation. 

We understand that lives are busy and sometimes event dates get missed. If you are unable to return your bees to your preferred location on the date we will be there, you are responsible for mailing the bees back to us. The mason bees cannot be mailed in June so they will need to be protected in your garage for the summer and mailed to our facility in September once they are fully formed in cocoons. Our mailing address is 19813 51st Ave SE Bothell, WA 98012. 

We are able to offer our bees at a discounted price because we are able to grow more bees to work with more farms in the Pacific Northwest. If you do not return your bees within the 30 day return window, your credit card will be charged the full retail value of the bee kit ($150). We do not want to do this, but when the bees are not returned, their health is jeopardized and we lose bees. 

Bee Guarantee

We clean and inspect every single cocoon that we raise and so we do our very best to provide the highest hatch rates but as bees are a part of nature, we cannot guarantee the hatching or nesting behavior of the bees. We do not provide refunds for bee kit rentals or for no-show reservations. 


Rental Agreement

By renting a solitary bee kit from Rent Mason Bees, You agree to Our Terms and Conditions in this Rental Agreement (Agreement)

Rental Period: You (Customer) hereby rent from Us (Rent Mason Bees) the bee kit(s) for the season, and agree to pay Rent Mason Bees for that rental period (flat fee). Except only as expressly set forth in the Agreement.

Possession/Title: Rent Mason Bees owns the Bee Kit(s), and title in and to all of it will remain Rent Mason Bees at all times.  You are entitled to use and possess the Bee Kit(s) for the Rental Period, subject to the terms of the Agreement. If you retain any of the Bee Kit(s) beyond the agreed Term without Our express written consent, You will be deemed to have materially breached the Agreement.

Credit Card Authorization: Subject to such limitations as may be set forth in applicable law, You irrevocably and unconditionally authorize Us to immediately submit for payment on the credit card You have provided Us all estimated charges coming due under this Agreement, and You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Rent Mason Bees with respect to the same.

Return of Equipment:  Any Bee Kits not returned within 30 days following Your rental dates duration will be deemed lost and You will be charged full Bee Kit replacement fees.