Harvesting mason bee cocoons from Cardboard tubes with Liners-

Harvesting mason bee cocoons from Cardboard tubes with Liners-

This morning I received an email from NormSubject: cocoon removal” I have the cardboard tubes with liners. Is it possible to remove the cocoons from this type nest?”Answer:Yes it…

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Unsuccessful development of young mason bees

Unsuccessful development of young mason bees

This nesting tray contains 5 nesting tunnels.  The upper nesting tunnel contains cocoons with a mud partition between each cocoon.  The mud plug at the left hand…

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Frank M. from Victoria, BC sends photos and writes about his mason bee "harvesting group"

Frank M. from Victoria, BC sends photos and writes about his mason bee “harvesting group”

I’m writing to tell you briefly about our 2010 harvest, and also am sending some images of weird and wonderful things that we encountered in…

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? Fruit fly larvae in mason bee nesting tunnel

? Fruit fly larvae in mason bee nesting tunnel

Photo #1.  Joe S. from Burnaby, BC showed me this interesting occupant of his Beediverse Quicklock nesting trays. The photo above shows 2 nesting tunnels.  The…

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Beneficial wasp pupae inside a mason bee nesting tunnel

Beneficial wasp pupae inside a mason bee nesting tunnel

Hartley R. from Vancouver BC, forwarded me a photo taken by Daryl A. from Vancouver, BC and asked for some feedback.  This blue nesting tray (an Eco-Quicklock…

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Mason, resin and leafcutter bees

Mason, resin and leafcutter bees

This is how some insects overwinter, protected from the winter elements and predators, until the following spring.  When you open  routered nesting tunnels or Beediverse…

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