We sell our bees in 6” tubes and 12” folded tubes. A 6” tube will contain between four and eight cocoons; 12” tubes contain 12 to 18 cocoons each. Within each tube, female eggs are laid furthest from the entrance and male eggs nearest.
Tubes are constructed of mylar-coated paper; the outer mylar surface repels water, while inner paper surface absorbs any liquids discharged as the bees evolve.
Each pre-inspected tube is cared for throughout the summer and winter. We don’t open the tubes to clean them or identify their gender. This helps us to keep our prices low and very affordable.
Urban Pollinators can provide mason bees, secure in nesting tubes, from mid-February through April, while supplies last.
We ship bees via USPS priority mail in insulated, cooled containers. We ship mason bees only to the continental 48 United States, and cannot ship to PO Boxes. No refunds on bee purchases and bees are not returnable.
California Customers, Please Read
California residents ordering bees require a permit from California agricultural authorities. To obtain a permit before you order, please refer to these instructions.