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Orchard Mason Bee Cocoons (In Stock Now)

Orchard Mason Bee Cocoons (In Stock Now)

Regular price $29.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $29.95 USD
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At this time mason bee cocoons are for pick up only

Native to North America, our orchard mason bees are raised in the Pacific Northwest. As their name implies, orchard mason bees are excellent pollinators of orchards. We carefully harvest them in the late autumn, sort them for viability, clean them, and then store them in a carefully controlled environment for our customers. More females increases the chance of higher reproduction rate. That is why our mason bee cocoons as a mix of at least 40% female to 60% male.   One hundred cocoons is a good count for a pollinating a small orchard Forty cocoons is a good count for a backyard, and 20 cocoons for a small backyard. 

Cocoon shipments are done early in the week to reduce the risk of the cocoons getting stuck in a carrier’s warehouse over a weekend.
While we do ship them with an ice pack, we strongly advise shipping these by priority mail or faster.  Cocoons can emerge in transit if they are warmed up for several days.  

Shipping & Returns

All items aside from complete hives & honey are available for shipping.

Care Instructions

We strongly recommend painting the exterior of all wooden components with exterior laytex paint.

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