MasonBees are thrilled to continue our Guardian scheme into 2020.
There are three different Guardian Kits available, each featuring a different of style tube holder. Each of our kits contain the equipment needed to provide shelter for a small population of red mason bees that we send in the spring.
In addition, Guardians receive the following at the time of ordering:
- 50 x Standard Nesting Tubes
- 25 x Standard Tube Refills
- 1 x Cocoon Release Box
A stock of Red Mason bee (Osmia bicornis) cocoons are dispatched separately in March/April 2020.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To be part of the scheme, Guardians send the mud-capped nesting tubes left by the bees back to us in September - free of charge. Lodge (TM) owners can even send their observation drawer! We screen for parasites, remove any cocoons inside, then wash and sort them before placing into safe storage over winter.
We promise to let each Guardian know how many cocoons we found inside their tubes and send them a new stock of bees in spring - along with a replacement tube refill for each one sent to us. Then the process begins once again!
Terms and conditions apply. More information can be found on our Guardian page.
2020 Guardian Kits
Please visit our Bee Guardian page for more information on the scheme.
PLEASE NOTE: All equipment included with your purchase will be dispatched at the time of ordering. Red Mason bee cocoons are dispatched separately in March/April 2019.
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IS THIS A GIFT?
Buying as a gift? No problem.
We just need to know the recipients' name, postal address and email at the time of ordering. Please include this information in the Notes section at checkout. We can send them the equipment directly too, if you'd like.