Bees not the only pollinators in town

Bees not the only pollinators in town

Farmers who use pesticides that spare bees but kill other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international study….

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The future is now!

The future is now!

THE FUTURE IS NOW! And in the realm of science, but not bee science, if you want a peek into the future, check out this…

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Jon Lundgren -The future of food production

Jon Lundgren -The future of food production

If you are interested in a new look at food production, please go to Jon’s web site. http://bluedasher.farm  He is interested in growing food and …

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Predators!

Predators!

Some thing was here before you could harvest your bee cocoons!  Most often these are predatory beetles,  they chew through the mud and eat whatever…

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A dry storage area for wintering cocoons

A dry storage area for wintering cocoons

If you are storing mason bees outside in a shed or other structure to keep them dry, make sure mice cannot get at your cocoons. …

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Thick mud walls

Thick mud walls

Wood is a very productive medium for mason bee nests.  This picture is a wooden nesting tunnel created by routering a piece wood.  The end…

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