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Native Bee Guide

Native Bee Guide

SKU: 311101

This booklet is a step-by-step guide on how to raise solitary, cavity-nesting bees and optimize your garden's potential.



    You will get to know spring mason, summer leafcutter, and wild cavity-nesting bees:

    • Learn why solitary bees are gentle and non-aggressive.
    • Get more food & flowers from increased pollination.
    • Help increase the population of solitary bees.
    • Timetables for raising mason, leafcutter, and wild bees.
    • Steps for harvesting cocoons and incubating leafcutter cocoons.
    • An overview of pests and what to do about them.
    • A summary of bees, nesting material, houses, and accessories.
    • Space for spring and summer bee-raising journals.


    Easy to read, this 26-page booklet is a quick reference guide to help gardeners successfully raise spring, summer, and wild bees.



      • 26-pages, full-color.
    • 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.

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