dual season kit ships year round. Bee house and nesting holes will
ship at time of order. Bees will ship "in season" per date(s) selected.
Mason bees are mailed February through April of each year.
bee cocoons can be ordered early and easily stored in your refrigerator
and put outdoors when daytime temps are in the low to mid-50's or
warmer AND there are
open blossoms readily available for them. Be sure to set out your
spring cocoons by May 1 to ensure that bees emerge healthy with
sufficient energy to begin their work.
Summer leafcutter bees ship May through August. Not sure when to have your summer leafcutter bees delivered? Consider
two things. One: these bees need daytime temps in the 70's or warmer.
Two: what are you trying to pollinate? These bees are a generalists
and will pollinate a variety of flowers. If you are seeking to
pollinate flowering summer vegetables in your garden, consider when
these plants will actually flower. Summer bees will arrive ready for
immediate placement outdoors.
Leafcutter bees fly best when temperatures are in the high 70's or warmer!
Spring mason bees are not recommended for Alaska and gulf regions of
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Current
agricultural restrictions prohibit the shipment of mason bees to the
state of Hawaii.