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As you make your gardening plans, you might want to consider bringing in some extra helpers to make this year’s harvest bountiful. Whether you have fruit trees, a vegetable garden, or flowers, these bees will ensure you get the most out of what you are growing. While much attention has been paid to the honey bee, it is important to note that mason bees are exceptional pollinators without the wax, honey, swarm or sting.

It has been estimated that a honey bee can pollinate about 5% of the flowers it visits, whereas the mason bee pollinates about 95% and visits twice as many flowers! This pollination is crucial to growing vegetables and fruit and can help ensure a much greater yield in your garden. Mason bees are considered gentle bees and aren’t known for stinging.

$10 per tube (10 to 14 cocoons).