Welcome to Beediverse – the Mason Bee People
The Mason bee, Osmia lignaria or blue orchard bee is a friendly and efficient pollinator of fruit trees such as apple, cherry and almond and blueberry bushes.
Mason bees are essential for pollinating flowers and producing fruit that is more plentiful and larger.
What to do and How to start
1. In spring start with a mason bee home and mason bee cocoons.
2. Summer time is for protecting bees from the weather and from predators with a net bag.
3. Fall is time to get a scoop and storage boxes for harvested cocoons. It is also time to assess if you need more nesting tunnels and additional mason bee homes for next spring.
4. Winter is a good time to catching up on your reading. The book Pollination with Mason bees will give you background information and great details on your new hobby.
Mason Bees are an essential part of growing your own local organic produce. Beediverse homes are a great way to encourage pollinators into your garden.
How can I learn more? At Beediverse, we offer HOW-TO information-THE BOOK Pollination with Mason Bees, the DVD video All About Mason Bees and the POSTER Mason Bee Life-cycle. Detailed instructions are included with all products.
THE BOOK Pollination with Mason Bees.
Clear step-by-step instructions. A solid reference for gardeners and mason beekeepers.
A HOW-TO DVD using the right tools and techniques
Makes keeping Mason Bees easy!
A quick glance informs you – What to do and When to do it!
The Starter Cottage is our smallest home with cardboard tubes.
The next largest size is the Chalet (green predator guard) and Lodge (without the predator guard).
Similar in design, the Diamond is made from rustic westcoast cedar, comes with nesting tubes and without a predator guard.
The Royal bee home features a beautiful design to complement a backyard.
The Highrise is an instant success for gardeners who have mason bees and wish to try our quick and easy Quicklock system. Beautifully handcrafted, this tall, durable wooden housing is well suited for a backyard garden.
What type of systems are available at Beediverse to manage mason bees?
Beediverse Mason bee nests are stackable that consists of 70% corn derived material. Our nests are designed to be taken apart in the fall for cleaning and removing debris and pests. We also Ezy-Harvest cardboard tubes that can be opened and are a one time use system. With over 35 years of experience with bees Beediverse offers top-quality products carefully designed to suit the needs of our customers.
Go GREEN! Beediverse Quicklock trays are reuseable, attractive to bees and easy to harvest and clean season after season.
For more information, check out our blog and YouTube videos.