Candling and how to do it.

Candling and how to do it.

This candling video shows the technique of candling.  Set up a 6V flashlight in a dark room.  Place washed and cleaned cocoons in a petri…

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Candling?  Bees?

Candling? Bees?

  Well not exactly.  We are candling mason bee cocoons here.  Placed in a petri dish and on top of a flash light, parasitized cocoons…

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Tiny insects found by Hal

Tiny insects found by Hal

“Back when I was cleaning up my cocoons I found three with a tiny hole in them. The hole was about the diameter of a…

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Harvesting in Pennsylvania

Harvesting in Pennsylvania

Don reports a great harvest! And he has pictures to prove it!!!           

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...IT is harvest time

…IT is harvest time

Mason bees are waiting for you to harvest, clean and store them in readiness for next spring.  What will you find behind these formidable mud…

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Fall cleaning- what you might find

Fall cleaning- what you might find

    Before washing harvesting and washing cocoons, there are all sort of interesting critters to see and find.  Some are harmful to the mason…

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