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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Releasing and storing large numbers of cocoons

Releasing and storing large numbers of cocoons

Before we used corn nesting trays inside yurts, we used wooden nesting trays in wooden structures (picture below).  Here, we are dealing with thousands of…

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A perfect location for mason bee houses

A perfect location for mason bee houses

This old cedar shake cottage, which was probably a livable house at one time, is the perfect place to hang a few nests for mason…

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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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