Osmia cornuta (Horned Mason Bee)

Osmia cornuta (Horned Mason Bee)

Osmia cornuta (Horned Mason Bee)

The Horned Mason Bee (Osmia cornuta) flies from mid of March until the end of April. They are a very good pollinator of all kinds of stone fruits, pears, and early kinds of apples. Also usable in strawberry tunnels and under foil.

The horned mason bee is a perfect addition for fruit complexes, even with enough honey bees, because unlike the honey bees are they even flying on colder days ( from 4°C with sun) and guarantee a pollination even under cool conditions.

Despite of its early appeareance is this kind of mason bee thermophile and lives just under 550 m AMSL. Its nesting sites need to be microclimatic convenient on sunny spots without wind.

 

 

 


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For a first settlement in small orchards, gardens or balconies. At minimal amount of 10 cocoons.

0.80 € *
Delivery weight: 4 g

Small population to start for orchards with early blooming sorts. Decent as a pollinator addition for colder days, if otherwise enough honeybees exist.

75.00 € *
Delivery weight: 45 g

Middlesize population for small to middle sized fruit-complexes. Also usable for establishing a bigger population or as a substantial pollinator-addition for early blooming stone fruits.

280.00 € *
Delivery weight: 60 g

Big starterpopulation for bigger stone fruit complexes. Foundation for the fast establishment of a big population and usable as substantial pollinator for early blooming fruits during cold days.

650.00 € *
Delivery weight: 150 g
* Prices plus VAT, plus delivery