My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.

Daily Archives: March 13, 2011

The Beez Neez (Snohomish,WA) booth was no doubt a booth about mason bee homes.  Two fruit trees were set at the back to tell people that these bees are great pollinators for tree fruit pollination.  A Pieris japonica was also part of the display to tell people that this plant is a great food source for mason bees that emerge early in spring.  
Highrises (On left hand side of the table) were a favourate for customers who still had to set out a couple of hundred cocoons or more.  It is very easy to set out cocoons with the Highrise by simply laying cocoons underneath the roof.  The Lodge was a fast seller to people starting out with mason bees (Square box home) and to people who wanted a mason bee home that was ‘ready to use”.  The ECO Corn Quicklock trays were a great seller to the handyman and the Royal always a favourate as a gift (curved roof- in center of display).
The wasp-proof net bag was also displayed to show that it is a very useful item to prevent parasitism of newly formed mason bees.  This is done after spring flight.
Mugs with a mason bee and the Beediverse logo made a great display!

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