Mason Bee Revolution
Crown Bees' owner, Dave Hunter, dives deep into the world of the curious mason and leafcutter bees.
The national media regularly features dire stories on honey bee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there's another unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet: the mason bee.
Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honey bees. Keeping solitary bees can be a fun, easy backyard hobby for gardeners, conservationists, foodies, and families everywhere.
Mason Bee Revolution is an easy-to-follow guide to keeping both mason and leafcutter bees. It tells you how to set up, care for, and harvest solitary bees and what types of plants and habitats encourage mason and leafcutter bees. It also provides general information on other common pollinators and bee-related facts, projects, and personalities.
- 158 pages
- 3rd Edition
Pick-Up, Local Delivery, or Shipping Options
Free pick-up in Bellingham just north of downtown.
$10 delivery within 12-mile radius of Downtown Bellingham.
Shipping varies by weight.
Mason Bee Maintenance
Want to have a thriving native bee population but don't want to deal with the maintenance hassle? If you are located in Whatcom or Skagit Counties, Bellingham Foodscapes will set up your mason bee house in the ideal location initially, harvest your cocoons in the fall, clean and store your cocoons in a humidity and temperature-controlled environment overwinter, and place your spring mason bees out at the ideal time in the spring and/or summer leafcutter bees in the summer! Contact Bellingham Foodscapes for pricing in your location.