Scavenger beetles and mites

Scavenger beetles and mites

“Hi Margriet, I called you yesterday from the 16th/Oak community garden about a strange pest we found in our mason bee hive. They looked like…

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Setting out cocoons using a Royal, Lodge or Chalet

Setting out cocoons using a Royal, Lodge or Chalet

The reason for setting out cocoons within the protection of a house that shelters nesting tunnels, is to provide the cocoons, and the mason bees…

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Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Starter Cottage

Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Starter Cottage

If you buy a vial of Beediverse Mason Bee cocoonsfrom a store, the cocoons need to be set it out adjacent to masonbee nesting tunnels….

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Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Highrise

Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Highrise

Retail stores sell Beediverse mason bee cocoons in snap-cap vials. Cocoons were harvested from nesting tunnels and cleaned.  The Highrise contains Eco friendly Corn Quicklock…

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Emergence box and nests

Emergence box and nests

 Dave M.’s emergence box with nests on either side.Emerged males are clustered on the outside of the emergence box waiting for females to emerge. …

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Releasing cocoons for emergence by the 1000's

Releasing cocoons for emergence by the 1000’s

Small and large release box  with piano hinged lids Small release box with simple lid.  Plastic containers are good for interim storage, but predation dictates…

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