Mason bee Tray Harvesting Pictures from Frank

Mason bee Tray Harvesting Pictures from Frank

Thanks Frank for the great pictures.  This will help a lot of folks when they open up their nesting trays. Adult parasitic wasps inside a…

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Nesting with abundance from Frank

Nesting with abundance from Frank

“Hi Margriet .. I’m a little late in sending you my usual “annual report” on the cocoon harvesting by my group this year, but it’s…

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Ezy-Harvest Tubes live up to their name: Easy!

Ezy-Harvest Tubes live up to their name: Easy!

Cardboard tubes are used as nesting material for mason bees.  Tubes are one of the many different types of nests available for mason bees.  They…

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Super walls- a closeup

Super walls- a closeup

   When bee finds a nesting tunnel in wood, plastic or some other material, the female bee will place mud inside the cavity to create the perfectly…

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Cocoons in cotton-like material

Cocoons in cotton-like material

From: Harriet WSubject: weird yellow fluffy substance found Message Body:When I was recently taking down my mason bee hotels and houses, I found a yellow…

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Bright orange pollen in Observation nest-update

Bright orange pollen in Observation nest-update

UPDATE BELOW An interesting observation from Diane. “This morning I peaked into small observation nest purchased some years ago and noted a bright red color on…

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