Mason bee trial in a blueberry field

Mason bee trial in a blueberry field

These photos are bringing back some great memories of my time on the ‘farm’ with mason bees.  We tested various types of nests, and to…

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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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No buildings for setting out nests in blueberry fields

No buildings for setting out nests in blueberry fields

When I started  producing mason bees, I set the mason bee houses onto a barn and shed of a blueberry farm.  This was easy.  But the…

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Candling mason bee cocoons

Candling mason bee cocoons

I have had some questions about candling mason bee cocoons.  Joe Sadowski from Burnaby, BC thought of this idea- and it works.  Candling is just…

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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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