Mason Bee release shelter-for large number of cocoons

Mason Bee release shelter-for large number of cocoons

When I have large numbers of cocoons, I often use trays.  There are about 2000 cocoons on this tray. One tray is turned over to act…

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Setting out cocoons- SMALL scale verses LARGE scale

Setting out cocoons- SMALL scale verses LARGE scale

Mass release of alfalfa leaf cutter bee cocoons. I started this article some time ago, before I had all the pictures in place.  Even though…

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Starter Cottages used as release boxes in yurts.

Starter Cottages used as release boxes in yurts.

Starter Cottages, available from my on-line Beediverse.com web site, are by far the best little box for use as a release box/emergence box.  I have…

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Setting out cocoons using a Royal, Lodge or Chalet

Setting out cocoons using a Royal, Lodge or Chalet

The reason for setting out cocoons within the protection of a house that shelters nesting tunnels, is to provide the cocoons, and the mason bees…

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Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Starter Cottage

Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Starter Cottage

If you buy a vial of Beediverse Mason Bee cocoonsfrom a store, the cocoons need to be set it out adjacent to masonbee nesting tunnels….

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Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Highrise

Setting out mason bee cocoons in a Beediverse Highrise

Retail stores sell Beediverse mason bee cocoons in snap-cap vials. Cocoons were harvested from nesting tunnels and cleaned.  The Highrise contains Eco friendly Corn Quicklock…

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