Our Guardian Kits contain everything you need to successfully care for solitary bees in your garden, allotment or green space - we even provide some Red Mason bee cocoons to get you started!
2021 Guardian Kits include:
- 1 x MasonBees Tube Holder - Original (£69), Wooden (£79), or Lodge (£99)
- 30 x Standard Nesting Tubes
- 25 x Standard Tube Refills
- 1 x Cocoon Release Box
- 1 x Red Mason bee Starter Stock (40-50 Osmia bicornis cocoons)
- 3 x 'Seasoned' Nesting Tubes (while stocks last)
Access to 2021 Guardian perks, including:
- FREE occupied equipment returns and exchange service
- Exclusive Discounts
- 'Guardian's Guardian' Email Newsletters
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All equipment is dispatched at the time of purchase - including the cocoons! Easy-to-follow instructions are provided and everything included in the Updgrade Kit is yours to own.
If the included bees nest succesfully, you can either fly solo and manage your population at home, or choose to participate in our cocoon-sharing #BeeGuardian Project. Participants - AKA 'Guardians' - send their occupied nesting material back to MasonBees HQ in the Autumn - nesting tubes and observation drawers are both accepted.
We'll open up the material and remove any cocoons inside, clean then and screen for parasites, before storing them safely for the for the colder months. We let each Guardian know how many cocoons we found inside their material and then send a new stock of bees the following Spring, along with fresh nesting material to replace whatever was returned. And then the process begins once again - and it can do - again, and again, and again!
More information can be found on our Guardian page.
Terms and conditions apply. UK & Ireland residents only. Please note: a percentage of cocoons returned by Guardians in Autumn will be retained and used to create more participant places in 2022.
2021 Guardian Kits
Please visit our Bee Guardian page for more information.
PURCHASING AS A GIFT?
No problem! Use the 'Comments/Notes' form in your shopping basket to include a free gift message with your purchase.
You can also use the 'Comments/Notes' form to provide us with additional information relevant to the order, such as a delivery date request, or the contact details of a Guardian Kit gift recipient.
IS THIS A GIFT?
Buying as a gift? No problem.
We'll need to know the recipients' name, postal address and email at the time of ordering, so please include this information in the Notes section at checkout. We'll send everything directly and include a nice message too, if you'd like to leave one.