Orchard Mason Bees, Canned Bees Kit

Excellent Pollinators for the Garden

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Brand: Knox Cellars Native Pollinators    Item Number: PBE2005

$44.98

In Stock! Ships directly from the manufacturer.

$44.98

In Stock! Ships directly from the manufacturer.

Description

Price includes delivery via Priority Mail (US Postal Service) either to your mailbox, or to a Post Office box.

Orchard Mason Bees (Osmia ligneria) are small, black, gentle bees. These native bees are excellent pollinators -- their primary purpose in life. Orchard Mason Bees build their nests in holes in wood, not in hives for producing honey. Native to most of the continental U.S., they are not social bees like honey bees, and will not bother humans or pets.

  • The canned Mason Bee item contains one Set of Bee Cocoons which consists of four cardboard tubes of cocoons. Each tube in the set of four will contain 6-8 cocoons each for a total of 24-32 cocoons in the container.
  • The set comes in a plastic container which also includes 15 empty cardboard tubes with paper liners ready for the female bees to use.
  • We also recommend Brian Griffin’s wonderful book, The Orchard Mason Bee.
  • Not recommended for Gulf Coastal Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or S. Florida.

    Price includes delivery via Priority Mail (US Postal Service) either to your mailbox, or to a Post Office box.

    Insects are sent out Monday through Wednesday. Place your order at least 3 business days in advance of desired shipping date (Monday holidays will delay processing of order). Unless you specify otherwise, we will send your Beneficial Insects on the next possible shipping day. You could also request delayed delivery in the Order-Specific Comments box. We can only accept ship dates up to three weeks out.

    These creatures will die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather. We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem. Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If the Post Office is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.

Characteristics

Application Season Fall, Spring, Winter Active Ingredient Beneficial Insect
Application Season Fall, Spring, Winter
Active Ingredient Beneficial Insect

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Shipping Information

FREE SHIPPING via USPS Priority Mail to the lower 48 states. Ships directly from the manufacturer (tracking emails will not be sent — please call for tracking information). Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU.

Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs.

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