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Spring Natural Reeds for Mason Bees - 8mm


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Natural Reeds are spring mason bees' favorite nesting material!

Reeds crack and split easily for quick removal of cocoons. Qty: 50 or 250.

Save 15% when you order this item in bulk quantity of 250!

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In a side-by-side comparison, a mason bee prefers reeds over cardboard tubes or wood trays. Lake reeds are visually attractive and the slight size variation gives a female bee a nesting hole that is just right for her. Mix with other nesting materials to attract more bees.

Our quality natural lake bed reeds are hand gathered and cut. Nesting hole sizes are about 8mm, approximately 6" long, and fit into all Crown Bees bee houses. Each reed has a natural node to seal the back end, preventing parasitic wasp access.

Spring mason bees prefer 8mm sized nesting holes. Spring natural reeds come in slightly varied sizes in the range of 7-10mm.

Perfect for mason bees, wild solitary bees, and beneficial wasps!

Additional Information

Additional Information


Place reeds with the open end facing outward in your bee house. Try adding a few twigs or sticks between reeds to break up the pattern and create visual landmarks.
Keep your nesting holes out of direct rain, provide a 2" overhang.
After female mason bees are done nesting (usually by early summer), remove nesting holes from the bee house to protect from insects and birds.
To open Natural Reeds, pinch the large open end, causing a split to form. Pull the split end of the reed apart.

FAQsBulk orders of loose nesting holes are packaged by weight, not by individual count.
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