Solitary Bee Cocoons

(9 customer reviews)

£24.99

Use these Solitary Bee Cocoons to boost the number of solitary bees in your garden.  These UK bred solitary bees are supplied as cocoons in a cardboard release box. Supplied in a cardboard release box, simply push out the pre-cut holes and position the box in a sheltered place (it is NOT weatherproof and will need protection from the rain i.e. in greenhouse / shed etc) next to where you want them to nest. Each cocoon contains a Red Mason Bee that is normally active in the garden from March to July pollinating top fruit and soft fruit. These cocoons have been bred for us in the UK and kept cool to keep them in top condition over the winter. Available NOW for release in the Spring, but they will NEED to be stored in a cool, dry place until it warms up (or pre-order for delivery in March / April). Solitary Bees normally start hatching in March. Ideally release them next to a bee house to encourage them to nest again in your garden. Available NOW for immediate dispatch. We do NOT have a LATER date option for this product as it is time to release them.

N.B. Solitary Bee Cocoons are also available in a Release Tray designed to replace a tray in our Solitary Bee House

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Full Description

Use these Solitary Bee Cocoons to boost the number of solitary bees in your garden.  These UK bred solitary bees are supplied as cocoons and can either be supplied in a release tray to fit our Solitary Bee House or buy them “loose” with a cardboard release box. Each cocoon contains a Red Mason Bee that is normally active in the garden from March to July pollinating top fruit and soft fruit. These cocoons have been bred for us in the UK and refrigerated to keep them in top condition over the winter. Available between March and May, once they arrive they will hatch within 2-3 weeks. Ideally release them next to a bee house to encourage them to nest again in your garden. Available as :-

  • In a Release Tray – The release tray has been designed to replace a tray in our Solitary Bee House. Simply pop it in, in place of one of the existing trays, wait for the bees to emerge over the next 2-3 weeks and then pop the original tray back for the returning bees to use again. The tray is designed to be re-usable – simply put more cocoons in.
  • Loose with a release box – Supplied in a cardboard release box, simply push out the pre-cut holes and position the box in a sheltered place (it is NOT weatherproof and will need protection from the rain) next to where you want them to nest.

Our wall mountable, wooden Solitary Bee House is made locally in the UK from sustainable FSC timber and have been designed to attract solitary bees and encourage them to nest in your garden. They feature removable wooden nesting trays, which can be easily removed for annual cleaning / inspection – great for kids so they can see what is happening. It also means you can “harvest cocoons” and re-locate to other areas of the garden or give them to friends.

Reviews

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I hope the bees will enjoy the arrangements I’ve made for them when they emerge from the box. It’s just below a ‘bee house’ with lots of holes for nests. The box arrived in good condition and quickly. I now wait to see the bees.

  2. Heather Hall (verified owner)

    I am very happy to give a positive review. Phyllis was so helpful and suggested that she contact me when the Bee House was back in stock. She told me about them which helped me greatly. She emailed me when they came in and I ordered it. The cocoons have now hatched and I hope for the best for them. My thanks to Phyllis for all her help. The parcels were well packed and arrived safely.

  3. Stephen Squires (verified owner)

    Good quality product looking forward to help my local bees.

  4. Alan Rowbottom (verified owner)

    Bee cocoons arrived safely and in good condition.

  5. Susan Taylor (verified owner)

    Excellent service, easy to order on web site. Order arrived when promised and well packaged. Thank you.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The web site is easy to navigate through and to order and pay. Delivery is always on time. They have so many products and Ideas that are really helpful. I ordered Mason Bee Cocoons and wanted to delay delivery until spring they did this for me and kept to there word on delivery dates.

  7. Daniel (verified owner)

    My order of red Mason bee cocoons came mid May and with warm weather some had hatched so nice surprise when opening.
    Bee 🐝 were very friendly.

  8. Ann Manning (verified owner)

    Bought caterpillars and bee cocoons release 4 healthy butterflies and and at the moment all but 4 bees have emerged Very pleased with the packaging and delivery Recommend doing this Will do again

  9. Helen Hill

    Great service, cocoons arrived when expected. They all hatched around the second week in May and some of them may have returned as some of the holes in my bee hotel have now been blocked up. I was really amazed to find the empty shells had also disappeared as well as the bees.
    I’m so pleased to be helping the bee population.

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