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Mason Bee Cocoons (1000 Count)


Price: $925.00
Item Number: ROMB-1000
Orchard Package (for 1+ acres)
1000 Mason Bee Cocoons (approximately 400 Female, 600 Male)
Western Mason Bees (Osmia Lignaria Propinqua) 

**If you live in the Eastern half of the U.S., we suggest ordering Eastern Mason Bees (Osmia Lignaria Lignaria)**
 
Mason bees are native to the US and are a great way to pollinate your backyard or small orchard. Of course, they produce no honey, pollen or beeswax, so they are simpler to manage than honey bees.  Our mason bees cocoons are taken through a quality process that is impossible to achieve with off-the-shelf mason bees.  Our mason bees are carefully removed from the mason bee tube, then pre-sorted for viability and cleaned to eliminate mites. They are then counted and installed in a small cardboard box for cold storage, with a ratio of 4 Female : 6 Male beesPlace bees in refrigerator as soon as they arrive to keep them dormant. When you are ready to install your bees in Spring, just poke a 5/16th inch hole in the box to allow the bees to emerge, and place the box in the bee house. 

Mason Bee Cocoons are a "Ship at your own risk" item.  If you live in Oregon or Washington, you can select either UPS ground or USPS Priority Mail for your shipping method and the bees will arrive within 1-2 days.  But if you live outside of the Pacific Northwest, you'll want to select a faster shipping method (i.e. UPS Next Day or 2nd Day Air).  Priority Mail will range 2-3 days for most areas outside of OR/WA.  As the weather warms up in the late winter/early spring, there is a greater risk that the bees could emerge during shipment.  By February, we strongly recommend upgrading to Next Day Air shipping if you are outside the Pacific Northwest.  A cold pack will be included with your shipment, but this will only help keep the cocoons cool for the first day in transit.  If you have any questions about which shipping method to choose, please don't hesitate to call and speak with a customer service rep.  We want your mason bee shipment to be a success!  If you live in the Eastern half of the United States, please order Eastern Cocoons.  (This will save you money on shipping and the bees will be more suited to your region.)   

Mason Bee orders will be shipped early in the week to prevent shipments from being delayed in transit over the weekend. 

*Does not qualify for free shipping*

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