Inside the nest: cocoons inside 'cotton fluff"

Inside the nest: cocoons inside ‘cotton fluff”

There have been half a dozen reports of cotton fluff inside the nesting tunnels.  Here is one I found myself.  Most of the fluff is…

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Inside the nest- Resin bees

Inside the nest- Resin bees

 When I find resin bees inside nesting tunnels, I remove any mason bee cocoons , remove mason bee debris out of tunnels with a tooth brush,…

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Horshoe Bay, BC: An early winter

Horshoe Bay, BC: An early winter

19th Nov 2011.  I took this photo at the Horshoe Bay ferry terminal en route to Gibsons, BC.  The snow level is about 800 feet…

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Inside the nest:Beneficial wasps

Inside the nest:Beneficial wasps

Here the beneficial wasp is inside a routered tray nesting tunnel, securely within its mud vestibule. TODO:  Remove any mason bee cocoons with a Scoop and…

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New Limited edition -Scoop with natural wood handle

New Limited edition -Scoop with natural wood handle

Randy from Olympia has created a unique and premium product for Beediverse. The new product is a handcrafted scoop with the handle crafted from native…

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Inside nests: Mix of cocoon types and wasp pupae

Inside nests: Mix of cocoon types and wasp pupae

Last week a mason bee keeper asked me to look at these two photos and give them feedback on the insects inside the nesting tunnels….

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