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It's really easy to attach our Mason Bee Houses to a wooden building, - up under the eaves, where it's sheltered and dry.
Buy a roll of Plastic Hanger Tape from the Plumbing Supplies department of a hardware store or home center. It's used to support PVC drain pipes in basements and crawl spaces. It comes with pre-punched nail holes every half inch or so.
Wrap a length around the body of your Bee House until two sets of nail holes overlap. Cut the tape.
Hammer a flat headed nail through the overlapping holes and all the way into the wood until tape is firmly held. Then slide the Bee House about half way into the snug loop.
Always install Bee Houses where they will be protected from direct rain, which would damage the Masons' mud work. Up close under the eaves of a shed, garage or porch is a perfect location.
Our Mason Bee Nest Kits do not include the bees.
If you put the nest kits outside in the very early spring (when the fruit trees are in bloom) the bees will come!
This photo shows our colony of Mason Bees. We started out with one empty nest kit five years ago and now we have a colony of over 4000 bees!
Download our Mason Bee Nest Kits Brochure
Graham & Michele Kinsman
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|Will be looking forward to see how many of these mason bees are in this area.|
|- Linda Jenkins, IL|
|I was very happy with the mason bee kit.|
|- Klaus Wolfenberger, AR|
|This will be used in conjunction with the main tube holders, so I am happy to have them.|
|- JoAnne Lightner, PA|
|Excellent product as unit very sturdy, provides protection from predictors as tubes are not flush with protective covering, and web site provided instruction on how to hang was perfect.|
|- Cathryn, OR|
|These things work||6/19/2019|
|I was dubious that a bunch of cardboard tubes stuck under the garage eaves would attract bees, but ... Darn if the mason bees aren't busy filling up the nesting tubes, the very first year I put these things up! I appreciate both the simplicity and durability of the unit, and the ease of installation. I'll be ordering the refill tubes come fall, to get ready for next spring.|
|- Monty, WV|
|Home for Osmia||4/7/2019|
|I have found Kinsman standard and jumbo nest kits the most appropriate, easy to use, economical, and durable means by which to host Mason bees at the house, in the garden, and at public venues. I've tried other, more expensive, products over the last 3-4 years, and the Kinsman units are my choice by far.|
|- Barry Thompson, MD|
|Several years ago I had my mason bee population decimated by voles. They are almost all of the larvae before they could develop into the next season's bee population. That is when I bought my first set of mason bee homes from Kinsman. Since then I have made a succession of purchases made necessary by the successful expansion of the population from year to year.|
|- Mike, IL|
|I ordered a second mason bee house after finding one of the tubes sealed up! I suspect it must be Leaf Cutter Bee because of the timing (early August) of the nest. These are so easy to put up and work great, I'm betting I get loads more bees next year : )|
|- Abigail DeYoung, OR|
|Perfect for wildlife tax exemption||4/3/2018|
|Our county now allows tax exemption for mason or carpenter bees on your acreage. These work perfectly for our tax exemption.|
|- Mary Beth, TX|
|I purchased this for my daughter, who is a Junior Girl Scout, to complete her animal habitat badge. It is perfect! Thank you!|
|- Ashley, GA|
|I ordered the mason bee house filled with tubes and, can't wait until summer so I can put it up. The honey bees were very scarce this spring but the masons were everywhere!|
|- Abigail, OR|
|haven't used it yet. got too late for the mason bees. But will hang it up as soon as I get a chance. Hopefully we will get some mason bees.|
|- Becky Reiff, CA|
|Home for the bees||5/5/2017|
|Fast service on delivery. Great product for the Mason bees.|
|- Pamela, CA|
|Live bees were ready to be released. Extremely satisfied with service and quality.|
|- Sarah, TX|
|These tube look great I will be hanging them soon cant wait for warmer weather I plant an area of wild flowers near my garden, this will be the place to place my bee home !|
|- Steven, IL|
|I purchased two Kinsman Garden mason bees nest kits and extra tubes, to help out the mason bees here. The order came quickly, I very much liked the price, and once received liked the product as well. It is a way for me to start to help rather than wait to make something which was not happening. Now I am ready for spring to set the nests out and see how many takers I get. I have local authorities for any specifics I might need once I get the 'show on the road'! Looking forward to helping the mason bees to do their jobs better! :)|
|- LA Canada, NC|
|Exactly what I ordered!|
|- Annette, CA|
|Works really well!||5/20/2016|
|Bees showed up and filled all the nest tubes in the very first season. Their numbers have increased for the past three years. Great idea and a real conversation starter in the garden!|
|- Jim, DE|
|NOT FOR ME||6/5/2015|
|ITEM RETURNED COULDNT FIGURE OUT HOW TO MOUNT/HANG IT|
|- C A, IL|
|Product was shipped in good condition and we are hoping to build s large colony of bees.|
|- William Grainger, OR|
|help the bees||6/16/2014|
|Here's a straightforward way to help the bees, It's attractive and easy to install. We put our first unit up a week ago with many flowers the bees love nearby, but haven't observed any bees there yet.|
|- Ruth Smith, MI|
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