Steve E and his mini-yurt for almond pollination

Steve E and his mini-yurt for almond pollination

Steve E from California, contacted me about setting out mason bees in an almond orchard.  He asked me for feedback on his idea of constructing a housing unit…

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Charley's Yurt design

Charley’s Yurt design

Charley, an old friend of mine started with mason bees a few years back.  He loves the challenge of wood and design.  We often talked about the…

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More double decker nests in large fields

More double decker nests in large fields

Every year more cocoons were produced and so we build more nests.   In this particular year stacked boxes are sitting on top of large…

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Stacking nests in agricultural fields

Stacking nests in agricultural fields

Here are another couple of stacked large box-like structures to protect mason bee houses during the pollination season,  Stacked box Sysem for pollinating field…

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Our very first yurt

Our very first yurt

Our very first yurt was made out of wood lath, 6 sided and covered in tarp.   The tarp was stapled to the wooden frame.  The…

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Prairie yurts part 2

Prairie yurts part 2

Yurts of all colours in the distance.  These prairie yurts make pollination feasible since leafcutter bee nests are protected from the wind and rain.  Temperatures inside the yurt…

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