Our Mason Bee Nesting Blocks come in 16, 48, and 96 hole variations. These are made to take apart once the bees go dormant and cocoon themselves so that you save them for next season and re-use the house the next season.
Mason Bees grown for orchard and other agricultural applications are all readily attracted to nesting holes – reeds, paper tubes, nesting trays, or drilled blocks of wood like our Mason Bee Home! In their dormant season they can be transported as intact nests (tubes, blocks, etc.), or as loose cocoons. As is characteristic of solitary bees, they rarely sting when handled, (only under duress such as when wet or squeezed), their sting is smaller and less painful, and their stinger is unbarbed, all attributes cited by different commercial growers.