The Starter Cottage is “move-in ready” for mason bees. Mount on the sunny side of a house or garden shed and bees will soon settle in. Modest in size and price, it’s a perfect first mason bee house and an ideal gift for gardeners.
The Starter Cottage comes with 20, one-time-use nesting straws where the bees nest and lay eggs. In the fall, unroll the nesting tubes to harvest and clean the cocoons. The cocoons can over winter in the cottage, then emerge and move into fresh nesting straws in the spring. Starter Cottages are used to collect mason bees from other locations. Set cottages out – when the bees move into the cottage, return the cottage with the new resident bees to you garden. It’s a fun and gratifying project ... and you save the cost of buying cocoons.
The Starter Cottage is durable, attractive, easy to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers. Includes: One Cottage, 20 cardboard nesting tubes, One screw for attaching Cottage to a wall. Dimensions of Cottage: 20 x 10 x 10 cm or 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches