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.
|Petri dish for storing 100-200 cocoons|
|A stack of petri dishes filled with cocoons are placed inside this fridge for storage. Cocoons are then placed into release houses ready for release.|
|This is the freezer compartment in a manual-defrost type fridge. The stack of petri dishes are just below this compartment.
Use a thermometer to let you know when temperatures are too warm or too cold.
|A container filled with water ensures a greater than 60% humidity.|
|Release houses filled with 100 cocoons are held in the fridge, prior to releasing into the D27 yurt. The cardboard straw temporarily plugs up the front entrance of the Starter Cottage.|