Problem: mason bees going into old tubes

Problem: mason bees going into old tubes

” Hi & thank you for your response to my prior eMail of several weeks back.   Now I have another question.   First I…

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Scavenger beetles and mites

Scavenger beetles and mites

“Hi Margriet, I called you yesterday from the 16th/Oak community garden about a strange pest we found in our mason bee hive. They looked like…

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A story about keeping Mason bees- by Pat Mc.

A story about keeping Mason bees- by Pat Mc.

“Just wanted to drop a line to say how much my wife and I have enjoyed having mason bees these past 10 years (or more),…

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Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC-Part II

Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC-Part II

The farmer asked us if we could place additional mason bees into his orchard besides the ones going into  Charlie’s yurt located at the front…

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Apple flowers are in bud while Pieris and Heather flowers are in full bloom.

Apple flowers are in bud while Pieris and Heather flowers are in full bloom.

In a small orchard in Langley, Apple blossoms are swollen but not in bloom quite yet.  I took this picture in the last week of…

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Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC

Setting up the D27Yurt in late March- Vancouver BC

This week I have been busy setting up yurts to house my mason bee cocoons. This is critical in areas where spring weather may be…

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