1/16" holes in cocoons?

1/16″ holes in cocoons?

I really enjoyed your seminar in Courtney today and went home to open my nest only to find that about half of the cells (40+)…

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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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Net bags and parasitic wasps

Net bags and parasitic wasps

From summer to early winter place mason bee homes inside a net bag.  This will prevent your mason bees from being parasitized while they are…

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Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Margriet, Can you verify that this picture is a Parasitic Wasp (or not)? Thanks. Valeri Wade Wild Bird Chalet 705 Kentucky Street Bellingham, WA 98225…

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Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

From Norm Z. Can you ID these insects for me? If so what are it’s nesting habits? Thanks Here they are-lovely photos- any body know what species…

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Candling cocoons

Candling cocoons

A comment on this blog asked for more pictures on candling cocoons.  Just today I candled 4000 cocoons.  It seems like an awful lot, but…

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