search the Beediverse Blog


Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

This morning I received an email from Norm
Subject: cocoon removal
“ I have the cardboard tubes with liners.
 Is it possible to remove the cocoons from this type nest?”

Answer:
Yes it is possible.  First try pulling out the liners.  If the liner is dry, you can remove the liner and replace the tube with a clean liner.  Unfortunately if there is any moisture, the liner absorbs moisture and breaks when you try and remove the liner.  If this happens, the cardboard tube has to be unraveled to get the cocoons out.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Popular Posts

Super walls- a closeup

Super walls- a closeup

December 10th, 2013

   When bee finds a nesting tunnel in wood, plastic or some other material, the female bee will plac[...]

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

December 10th, 2013

Margriet, Can you verify that this picture is a Parasitic Wasp (or not)? Thanks. Valeri W[...]

More mason bee tray harvesting pictures from Frank

More mason bee tray harvesting pictures from Frank

January 24th, 2014

Thanks Frank for the great pictures.  This will help a lot of folks when they open up their nesting [...]

What mason bee is this?

What mason bee is this?

December 10th, 2013

Hi,   I have a number of bees at one of my houses this year. I’m familiar with the Blue one but [...]

Winter cocoon storage in the Kootenays

Winter cocoon storage in the Kootenays

December 28th, 2013

A question from Anne in the Kootenays (BC). " I was given your starting kit as a gift, and I [...]