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Sunshine and Pollen: The Life of Mason Bees

Sunshine and Pollen: The Life of Mason Bees

SKU: 311108

Share the story of the secret life of mason bees, as told by a mason bee!

Follow a year in the life of a mason bee from egg to a mother bee as she builds her own nest. The story also includes mason bee raising steps and facts about honey bees and wild pollinators.

Sunshine and Pollen would make a wonderful storytime or children's read-aloud book, and it's also a great coffee table book for sparking conversations about bees. This book gets the coveted Crown Bees seal of approval for its accurate depiction of the mason bee's life cycle. 


From the author Monika Grünberg:

"Did you know that there is a wild animal that lives right in your back yard, and it is so gentle it will sit on a child's finger? Did you know this animal has been keeping plants going from one year to the next since before people even existed? Did you know it needs help, from you?

The mason bee is one of thousands of native pollinators that the circle of life depends upon. It is gentle, and beautiful, and easy to love. And it has a story to tell!"



    • Softcover, 55 full-color pages.
  • 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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