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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Harvesting cocoons-with scoop and bucket

Harvesting cocoons-with scoop and bucket

Scoop tool Scoops are modified screwdrivers and are a boon to harvesting cocoons. The angle (more like a sine curve) of the scoop ensures that…

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Releasing cocoons for emergence by the 1000's

Releasing cocoons for emergence by the 1000’s

Small and large release box  with piano hinged lids Small release box with simple lid.  Plastic containers are good for interim storage, but predation dictates…

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