Leafcutter Bees & You

Leafcutter bee pollinating a cosmos flower

Are you ready to enhance your own environment? Are you ready for a new adventure? Do you want to rediscover your connection to important values you may have lost in the daily grind of life?

Some of the big questions in life can be answered by taking the time to observe bees. Why not get a Backyard Pollinator to improve your garden and enrich your life?

Discover a greater understanding of creation and nature by observing leafcutter bees as they fly, mate, forage, find shelter, and pollinate flowers.

Stimulate curious minds and encourage outdoor activity by observing leafcutter bees at work. Learn some life lessons: all of nature, from this tiny bee to the largest tree are intertwined and have a purpose, and watching leafcutter bees will show you a part of that interconnectedness.

Share this exciting experience with your family members and reconnect all generations. Stimulate curious minds and encourage outdoor activity for children by observing leafcutter bees at work.

Leafcutter bees are friendly, efficient, and fun. They’re the best little bees to have around your family and your home. They’re the species of choice for flower pollination (especially alfalfa) and they do their job with little fuss. Simply place them in a warm, dry place and you won’t need to do much more for them! Sit back and have fun watching them grow and work at pollinating the flowering plants in your yard.

While the thought of bees can make some people nervous, leafcutter bees are different from other common bees. They’re not aggressive and you don’t need any protective equipment to be around them. To the best of our knowledge, leafcutter bees do not cause acute allergic reactions.  These non-aggressive, solitary bees fit in well in both urban and rural settings.

Male Leaf Cutter Bee

Male leafcutter bee, note the green eyes.

Backyard Pollinator Bee Barn, Bee House

Pre-Built Solitary Bee Barn &
Small Nesting Block with Larvae

Along with the Backyard Pollinator Boxes, we also offer Hatch & Release Leafcutter Bees and (NEW this season!!) the Solitary Bee Barn. Choose from the DIY or pre-built version of our Solitary Bee Barn, which provides weather-durability and makes an attractive surround for your Backyard Pollinator.

Discover the lifecycle of these amazing creatures and watch them pollinate and reproduce. We will send you an individual block of leafcutter bee nesting habitat which contains bee larvae ready to hatch in warm weather. Place it in a dry, warm area where you can observe the activity of the leafcutter bees as they pollinate nearby flowers.

The true value of a Backyard Pollinator is not what comes inside the package. It is the a magical experiences you will have during the growing season.

Leafcutter bees for your backyard and garden are friendly, efficient, and fun to watch for the whole family and the growing community of ecologically aware gardeners.

 

Some of the big questions in life can be answered by taking the time to observe bees. We hope you are convinced to allow a Backyard Pollinator to impact your life and garden.

 
Jed and Kathy Williams farm in Imperial, Saskatchewan, specializing in Alfalfa seed and Leafcutter bee production.

Tour our operation to learn what we do and to meet our bees. The Backyard Pollinator appeals to the curiosity of nature enthusiasts of all ages and will bring satisfaction and enjoyment to everyone who wants to improve their local environment through pollination.