Ponderosa PInes in winter

Happy Holidays!

It is holiday time.  We travelled   into the Interior of BC after a snow fall and during a cold snap.  The prefect time for some…

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Optimize your cocoon production by candling

Optimize your cocoon production by candling

Here is something else to do besides cleaning and preparing for spring.   A nifty conversion of a 6v flashlight.    to produce lotsof bees for…

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December- what to do

December- what to do

1.  With snow falling all around us, it is a good time to clean any nesting trays which have benn emptied of cocoons earlier in…

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What mason bee is this?

What mason bee is this?

Hi,   I have a number of bees at one of my houses this year. I’m familiar with the Blue one but wondering what the reddish…

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Super walls- a closeup

Super walls- a closeup

   When bee finds a nesting tunnel in wood, plastic or some other material, the female bee will place mud inside the cavity to create the perfectly…

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