The Mason Bee Starter Cottage is a superb entry level kit for the mason beekeeper. The compact cedar shelter comes with 18 cardboard nesting tubes and a very simple wall mount to accommodate one screw. Hang at eye level for the best observation (although height is not a critical factor), against a south or east facing wall. The overhanging roof should protect the tubes from rain. Even without cocoons, the nest may attract mason bees and leaf-cutter bees with its ideal protection. Harvest the cocoons in the fall and store them over winter in a cool, safe place.
22 x 12 x 9.5cm (8 3/4 X 4 3/4 x 4")