Standard Cottage $17.80 - Temporarily out of Stock
Ready to hang in your garden!
Suitable for Small Gardens, and new Mason Bee keepers.
One Cottage, 20 cardboard nesting tubes, 6 inches long, Screw to attach
Our Starter Cottage is "move-in ready" for Mason Bees. Mount on the sunny side of a house or garden shed and bees will soon settle in. Modest in size and price, it’s a perfect first mason bee house, great in the classroom and an ideal gift for gardeners.
The front panel removes for easy cleaning and maintenance. When in place, the
panel protects bees from predating woodpeckers, mice and parasitic wasps.
The starter Cottage comes with 20, one-time-use nesting straws where the bees
nest and lay eggs. In the fall, unroll the nesting tubes to harvest and clean
the cocoons. The cocoons can over winter in the cottage, then emerge and move
into fresh nesting straws in the spring.
The Starter Cottage is durable, attractive, easy to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.
Dimensions of Cottage: 20 x 10 x 10 cm or 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
Materials: cardboard,wood, metal
Mason Bee cocoons not included
Chalet with Predator Shield $34.95 - Temporarily out of Stock
Great for new Mason Bee keepers. Ready for easy viewing of bees at work
Includes: Chalet wooden structure, trays with 30 tunnels, suitable for up to 30 females and 180 eggs, and predator guard.
You can hang the Chalet, or mount it on a wall of a shed or building. Then watch these busy native pollinators at work in your yard or garden. An overhang at the mouth of the Chalet protects the bees from rain, wind and hot sun.
The Chalet fits our Quicklock Corn Nesting trays 30. Just slide out the trays
for fall cleaning, and reinsert the cleaned trays ready for spring.
Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly corn material with
colours that help bees find their nests. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired,
the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall,
pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.
The Chalet is durable, attractive, easy-to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.
Outside dimensions: 20x 20.5 x 18.5 cm or 8 x 7.9 x 7.25 inches
Materials: solid wood, corn material and plastic.
Mason Bee cocoons not included
Spring Nesting Tubes $7.49 for 35
Cardboard nesting tubes are attractive to mason bees and are a good way of starting with and keeping Mason Bees. Nesting tubes are ready for spring mason bees that are looking for suitable nesting material.
DIRECTIONS: Set tubes into a dark water-proof container to protect them from rain and direct sun. Fix container onto a sunny wall of a house or shed before spring blossoms are in bloom. When wild mason bees are in the vicinity they search for suitable nesting material such as cardboard nesting tube.
The cardboard is 100% recyclable paper. Tubes are a one-time item. Once a mason bee uses the tube as a nest, dirt and parasites decreases the livability of the nesting tube. Unoccupied tubes are re-useable.
DIRECTIONS FOR HARVESTING COCOONS: In the fall (Oct-Dec) simply unfurl
tubes, gather, wash and store hibernating mason bee cocoons.
Material: Ezy- harvest cardboard closed at one end
Dimensions: standard size length 6 inches, diameter 5/16 inch or length 15.5 cm, diameter 7.5mm
Corrugated Wrap for Summer Bees $9.95
Corrugated wrap provides nesting cavities for the smaller summer mason bees.
Nesting cavities are 3-4mm in height and 4mm in width - perfect for the tiny summer mason bees. Corrugated wrap is easy to use and the cost is right. In the spring set roll of corrugated wrap with its nesting holes
horizontal, inside a weather proof home. In the fall after summer mason bees have nested the roll of corrugated cardboard can be unrolled and cocoons can be
harvested. Replace roll for next season. Dimensions of corrugated wrap 4 x 4 x
6" (9.7 x 9.7 x 15.3cm) Hole
Trays for Summer Mason Bees $26.40
A good starting nest for summer bees.
These stacking trays made from wood. These are designed for smaller summer
mason bees that frequent gardens from May to September. The trays have 24 tunnels, to accommodate up to 24 bees and 200 eggs. The trays slip easily into any BeeDiverse Mason Bee House.
These Nesting Trays have small tunnels specially sized for summer mason
bees. The tunnels are 4mm (5-32nd inch) in diameter. Each tray has routered,
lengthwise grooves. When stacked the trays form tunnels where the bees nest
and lay their eggs. In the fall, you can gently pop the trays apart and for a
close up look at the nests and cocoons.
Bee Cocoon Scoop $14.95
Specifically designed to harvest cocoons from nesting trays.
Designed and sized to gently and easily lift cocoons out of nesting trays. Safe handling of cocoons means you’ll have viable cocoons and more mason bees pollinating your garden the following spring.
At the same time as harvesting cocoons the scoop scrapes out dirt and debris from nesting trays. This makes it much easier to clean the nests once the cocoons are removed.
Pollination with Mason Bees $16.95
Completely revised and updated with over 50 illustrations and 56 new pages!
Clear step-by-step instructions. A solid reference for experienced gardeners and beekeepers. A perfect companion for all BeeDiverse products.
It brings a powerful combination of scientific research and practical experience to the challenges of pollination. This illustrated book is intended for anyone who wants to increase yields and blooms naturally – because a well-pollinated garden is a lush garden.
Author Dr. Margriet Dogterom has more than 20 years experience in apiculture – in both hands-on field work and scholarly research. She created the QuickLock System for Mason Bee houses – specifically designed according to the foraging and nesting behaviours of these bees. Margriet consults for commercial growers.
Life Cycle Poster $3.95
A quick glance informs you – What to do and When to do it!
This sturdy poster is an instant guide Hang this sturdy, one-page poster on your shed or workshop for instant reference all year around.
Thoughtfully illustrated, the poster aligns the mason bee life cycle with the maintenance cycle, and makes an excellent educational tool for kids.
Seasons Lifecycles Management