UPDATE: December 1, 2012
We are ready for the 2012/2013 mason bee shipping season!
Please download the current order forms and information, and review them carefully before ordering.
We start accepting orders December 1st 2012, and we ship weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Welcome to another winter season of mason bee supplies! Our sale/ shipping season for bees begins on December 1st, 2012, and runs until our supplies run out! We had high sales last year and ran out of merchandise, so please consider ordering early in December or January to beat the rush.
Remember: We do not accept pre-orders, nor is there a waiting list before the start of the shipping season
We experienced a third, terrible, rainy spring in 2012 here in the Willamette Valley; but the mason bees did fairly well reproducing despite the rains. Again this shipping season, we will be limiting the number of tubes of bees for sale to any one customer to 25 tubes to ensure that the most people can get a population of bees going. If you are used to buying lots of bees to replace normal honeybee pollination on a commercial farm, PLEASE consider buying a larger number of empty tubes from us, and start building your own population rather than buying new bees each year.
We won't be offering PVC houses for local sale this year again. Check out the DIY building instructions at the end of the all-in-one order form for how to build the PVC houses yourself!
PLEASE NOTE: All shipping will be USPS priority mail unless otherwise arranged via email prior to your order.
NEVER use old order forms - please download a new one before you figure out your total. If you have any questions or concerns about the shipping totals, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As demand for mason bees rises, we are always looking for new bee suppliers in the Portland, OR metro area. Are you a mason bee enthusiast with bee houses that are overflowing with bees? Please contact us!
Have a great winter, and remember, We'll be off for the Christmas holidays, but we'll call you back after New Years!
Monica Maggio / Tonia Lordy
HOS Mason Bee Sales