Leafcutter Bees (25 cocoons)
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Leafcutter bees are now avilable to pre-order for the 2019 season!

Leafcutter bees are seasonal, with a very small window for release.  We have this species in stock for shipping between May and June - they hatch in June. 

Leafcutter Bees (Megachile Rotundata) emerge during June, pollinating your summer blooms. The Leafcutter bee is a solitary bee that needs warm temperatures to forage. Unlike the Mason bee, which is active in May and uses mud to build nests, Leafcutter bees use leaf cuttings to build partitions in their nesting chambers, hence their name. Provide these critters with proper housing and nesting space and you'll have an army of pollinators for the summer months. 

 Leafcutter bee cocoons come in packets of around 25 cocoons.

Remember, if you don't have a good habitat (spring flowers and palces for adult bees to hide), your bees may not stick around.  To ensure your bees are happy, provide habitat and a nesting spot for them. Bees need food (summer flowers, in the case of Leafcutters), shelter (a logpile or similar messy spot), and tube nesting holes for laying eggs in. Here in northern Alberta (where our lab is), bee cocoons must he harvested from their tubes and kept in more stable temperatures during the winter than our taiga climate can provide. If you live in more friendly climates this may not be necessary. For more information, contact our office. 

Leafcutter houses available - offer nesting tubers to your Leafcutter Bees to encourage them to stay in your yard.

 


  • Item #: MB-7

Leafcutter Bees (25 cocoons)

Price: C$30.00
Availability: Out-of-Stock