S&H Bee Resources

Additional Resources

Seattle area mason bees and supplies:

  1. Crown Bees is one of the best and largest distributers, both local and national. Start here.
  2. Rent Mason Bees rents bees and boxes here locally and beyond. Missy Anderson is very enthusiastic and informative and offers talks at schools, gardening clubs, etc.
  3. The Barn Nursery in Olympia
  4. Flower World in Snohomish
  5. Furney's Nursery in Des Moines
  6. GardenSphere in Tacoma
  7. Molbak's in Woodinville
  8. Portland Ave Nursery in Tacoma
  9. Swansons Nusery in Seattle
  10. Todd's Nursery and Landscape in Puyallup
  11. West Seattle Nursery
  12. Wight's Home and Garden in Lynnwood
  13. City People's Garden Store in Seattle offers healthy mason bee cocoons; the current price for ten cocoons (four female and six male) ranges from about $12-17.
  14. Amazon lists all kinds of stuff to buy for mason bees.

Online mason bee videos:

  1. A well done video 'The Little World' features the life cycle of a mason bee.
  2. A good, short mason bees micro-documentary
  3. Another take on raising mason bees from Vancouver, Canada.
  4. An emerging mason bee
  5. Plenty more of this stuff on YouTube

Here's how we do it videos:

  1. How do we make our own economy bee tubes? I'll show you here so you can save some $!
  2. Mason bee houses can be very, very simple, or a fun craft project if you're handy.

Mason bee books available online:

The two books we own on mason bees are...

  1. Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World - One Backyard at a Time
  2. and
  3. The Orchard Mason Bee: The Life History, Biology, Propagation, and Use of a North American Native Bee
...of which we can both recommend.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We care about the bees and appreciate your interest and sharing your experience with others.