Nest types- which is better?

Nest types- which is better?

 Hi ‘Original’ I’ve had a problem with bees released returning to my nest tubes. Attached are two photos of my boxes. I released about…

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Osmia californica bees and nests

Osmia californica bees and nests

Michael emailed me with a question on setting out new nests when the old nests are getting filled.  He asked if adding a nest close…

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Variety of nests. Advantages & Disadvantages

Variety of nests. Advantages & Disadvantages

My friend from Duncan sent me photos of all her different nest types.  No matter what kind of nests you design or use, most nests…

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from Holland- Osmia rufa and Roeland's new nest design

from Holland- Osmia rufa and Roeland’s new nest design

Roeland also sent me some photos of his new nest design (with permission).

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from Holland- Osmia rufa

from Holland- Osmia rufa

   Roeland Segers from Holland contacted me the other day about nesting alternatives.  We continued our conversation about Osmia rufa, an European Mason bee.  I…

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Nesting materials- 4mm corrugated plastic

Nesting materials- 4mm corrugated plastic

I use a wedge of corrugated plastic to secure nesting trays into a Highrise home.  Corrugated plastic sheeting is made from 100% recyclable plastic and it…

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