A 4-sided field shelter on a metal pole.

A 4-sided field shelter on a metal pole.

Margriet, I phoned you a few weeks ago to ask about where to place our new bee house.  You suggested a location that faces east…

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John's Mason Bee Field Shelter and materials required

John’s Mason Bee Field Shelter and materials required

Here are John’s photos of his very economical set up for mason bees.  It protects bees from chilling spring winds, and provides extra warmth to mason…

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John's Mason Bee Field Shelter

John’s Mason Bee Field Shelter

I also chatted with John from Delta.  He has been doing mason bees for quite a few years now and he is a true experimenter. …

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Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC-Part II

Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC-Part II

The farmer asked us if we could place additional mason bees into his orchard besides the ones going into  Charlie’s yurt located at the front…

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Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC

Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC

This week I have been busy setting up yurts to house my mason bee cocoons. This is critical in areas where spring weather may be…

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Yurt made from re-bar

Yurt made from re-bar

Tim and a re-bar yurt You may wonder about my fascination with yurts.  This fascination with yurts has been with me since I saw the…

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