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Pollinators For Sale

Our best-known Pollinators have been decimated
by an affliction termed "Colony Collapse Disorder".
GardenGrapevine.com calls it "Insect Alzheimers".

Individual Honey Bees leave the Hive and cannot seem to find their way back. They lack all the abilities which we term, "Instinct". They no longer forage for nectar, or make wax cells to rear young, or make honey, or tend the Queen or baby Bees.

We have reason to believe that some other Pollinators are also affected by CCD,
but gentle Solitary Leaf-Cutter and Mason Bees do not seem to be affected.
Maybe because they have Very limited contact with other Bees.

See Solitary Bees in our Brood Room (This Video may take 10 min. to load)


This Solitary Bee arrives at its wooden Tunnel, covered with Pollen
which it packs near its Eggs to feed Larvae that hatch and become winged adults.




Honey Bees carry Pollen only on two of their legs.
Solitary Bees are thought to carry up to ten times as much Pollen,
making much more frequent trips to the Blossoms.



This closeup of a split log shows the copious amount of Pollen collected by the very industrious Solitary Bee prior to sealing her Eggs in the Cells.




Consider that a Solitary Bee spends less than 10 seconds at each Blossom, which equates to 6 Blossoms a minute, or 360 Blossoms an hour, or 3,600 Blossoms in a 10-hour day.

So if you have 10 Tunnels with 10 Cells in each one, then its not hard to see how those 100 Solitary Bees can Pollinate 360,000 Blossoms a day. In ten days, that's 3,600,000.

At Grocery Store prices, it's not difficult for Solitary Bees to quickly pay for themselves in increased crop production. If you have adequate Blossoms, but a minimal crop, then these gentle Pollinators may very well be the answer.

They will reuse the tunnels we send, annually.
So you are buying an endless pollination for your Garden, Berry Patch, or Orchard.
Buy 3, and get one FREE.


Solitary Bees do not spend time making wax cells, feeding Larvae, defending the Hive entrance, tending a Queen, or making Honey. They are focused on pollination.

There is no work or medication required, as in Honey Bees. But you may find yourself watching their enjoyable routine. And wonder how a secluded Larvae develops the essential species-propagating abilities which Human babies must be taught:

Eat the food left by Mother
Chew their way out of the Cell
Walk and fly

Forage for unfamiliar food and liquid
Select a Home site
Decide when Pollen is Ripe

Collect Ripe Pollen
Know where Home is
Bring Pollen home

Decide when there is enough Pollen
Back into the Cell and
Deposit one FEMALE Egg

Seal the Cell
Repeat the process
Deposit MALE Eggs last

Chew pieces from Leaves
Or find damp Soil
And roll it into a ball

Find the way home with it
Seal the Tunnel with  Soil or Leaves
Decide if more is needed

Get more if necessary
Find a new Home
Repeat the whole process

And wonder what possesses and motivates them;
why don't they just sit on a Leaf and relax by a six-pak of Blossoms ?



   Our
Bee-Pak :  Everything you need - nothing else to buy:

Wooden Tunnels containing at least 100 Bee Eggs
Complete Instructions

            
We ship Sealed Tunnels drilled in aromatic Yellow Pine,
which seems to be preferred by Solitary Bees.

With over 100 Solitary Bee Eggs
to hatch out and pollinate your crops.
(Only 2 or  3 are actually needed for a Garden)

Complete detailed Instructions

Buy three, get one free - plus free shipping.



More than 100 Solitary Bee Larvae in Tunnels
$28.85 + $4.85 S & H

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