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.

A mason bee on a cabbage flower.

  Our first yurts were made out of wood. and the nests were set up inside the yurt.


These are two yurts, 6′ and 8′ in diameter.  Dick Scarth and John McDonald discussing the merits of yurts.  Nesting trays were set up inside the yurt, stacked on top of wooden boxes.    Even on a cloudy day as when this picture was taken, it was nice and warm inside the yurt.  The cover was made of tarp material.  Note at the base of the wall, the tarp is covered with saw dust to prevent wind from entering underneath the wall of the yurt.  Also note the elcetric fence to prevent bear predation.




Quicklock trays set side by side on wooden boxes inside the yurt



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2 Responses to Yurt

  • Great news on your Mason bee efforts. I would like more photos of your bee box design, and portable boxes. I am working on a bee box that i can clean each season and gather cocoons. One issue i had last season was competition with some sort of hornets, and leaf cutters. It appears the leaf cutters actually laid eggs in cardboard tubes since the mud plug is different. I sort the cocoons, and stored in Refrigerator- egg drawer. How are you storing that many cocoons.?
    Thanks, great blog.

  • Hi, I hope you are enjoying my blog and that I have answered some of your questions about the bee box that you can clean (Highrise with Quicklock nesting trays) and portable boxes. The question about storing so many cocoons in a fridge I will be covering in the near future. It is a nifty system.

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