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021.C Tool Kit-Deluxe

Includes: Net bag, Petridish, Humidity chamber, Thermometer and Tape.

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This Deluxe combo includes the tools that will make it easier for you to keep mason bees.

  • Net bags to keep mason bees save from parasitic wasps
  • Thermometer for ensuring fridge temperatures are correct for storing mason bees
  • Petri dish for storing cocoons in the fridge
  • Humidity chamber for overwintering cocoons in a fridge without them drying out
  • Tape to secure nests
  • a Scoop for gently harvesting cocoons from their nests.

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022.C Pollinator combo

Includes:  Net bag, Insect hotel, Tape, Viewing box, 35 Nesting tubes.

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COMBO 2 includes both tools and insect homes for both summer and spring mason bees.

  • Net bag to keep mason bees safe from parasitic wasps
  • Tape to secure nests
  • Box release shelter for safely setting out mason bee cocoons
  • Insect Hotel provides homes for leafcutter bees, summer solitary bees and garden insects
  • 35 Cardboard nesting tubes for spring mason bees.

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031.1 DVD – All about mason bees

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A HOW-TO DVD using the right tools and techniques
Makes keeping Mason Bees easy!

Includes:

  • 1 DVD

Part how-to video, and part documentary, this video, All about Mason Bees, presents extraordinary close-up sequences of mason bees making nests, depositing pollen in the nests, laying eggs, and constructing and sealing the chambers. You’ll even see the larvae feeding on pollen!

Experience the annual cycle of beekeeping: setting up and positioning nests in the spring, retrieving cocoons from the nest in the fall, identifying viable eggs, removing pests, over-wintering eggs, then setting up a healthy nest again in spring. Dr. Dogterom provides a complete overview of all the mason bee houses, nests and equipment, so you’ll discover which models best suit you and your garden.

Written & Narrated by Dr. Margriet Dogterom

Nesting sequences by R. W. Chappell & R. Welland

Scene Selections:
  • Mason Bees
  • Pollination and Bees
  • Setting up Nests
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Inside the Nest
  • Fall – Removal of cocoons from nest
  • Fall Cleaning – Removal of pollen feeding mites
  • Fall Cleaning – Candling, and Removing
    parasitic wasps
  • Pests – Mites
  • Pests – Parasitic Wasps
  • To Summarize

All video with the exception of -Inside the Nest are created by Dr. Margriet Dogterom.

Original footage for -Inside the Nest created by R.W. Chappell with guidance from R. Welland.

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038 Activity workbook for kids on mason bees

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FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT SCHOOL OR PLAY!

Includes:

  • Binder with activities & explanations

Mason Bee ACTIVITY WORKBOOK for Kids includes a variety of fun and interesting projects. Also find background information for the teacher, examples of activities, and activity instructions.

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041 Pollination with Mason Bees

A BEST SELLER!   17,000 books sold.  <p>Order your own copy and read all about this fascinating hobby.

 

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Completely revised and updated with over 50 illustrations and 56 new pages!
Clear step-by-step instructions. A solid reference for experienced gardeners and beekeepers. A perfect companion for all BeeDiverse products.

It brings a powerful combination of scientific research and practical experience to the challenges of pollination. This illustrated book is intended for anyone who wants to increase yields and blooms naturally – because a well-pollinated garden is a lush garden.

Features from Pollination with Mason Bees:

  • All about Mason Bees, their life cycle, behaviour & habitat preferences
  • What to consider whether you’re buying or building Mason Beehouses
  • How to make your own Mason Bee House with simple, inexpensivematerials
  • How to place Mason Bee Houses in your garden for optimal light and warmth
  • Best practices to maintain and increase your Mason Bee population
  • Overwintering bees so your population persists from year to year
  • Protecting your bees from predators, parasites and pests
  • Valuable insights and practical tips from Mason Bee keepers

 Author Dr. Margriet Dogterom has more than 20 years experience in apiculture – in both hands-on field work and scholarly research. She created the QuickLock System for Mason Bee houses – specifically designed according to the foraging and nesting behaviours of these bees. Margriet consults for commercial growers.

A great gift for gardeners, beekeepers, and aspiring bee enthusiasts.

New! to this 2nd edition:

*Novel ideas and projects

*Chapter on pests, parasites and predators

*Mason Bee Management Chart

Soft cover, 5×7, 136 pages ISBN: 978-0-9689357-3-6

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051 Lifecycle Poster

In full colour.  depics Life of the mason bee through the seasons, plus management steps  for this fascinating hobby. <P>Poster 8″ x 11″.

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A quick glance informs you – What to do and When to do it! This sturdy poster is an instant guide

Includes:

  • A 3-1 chart- Lifecycle and Management cycle through the seasons.

Hang this sturdy, one-page poster on your shed or workshop for instant reference all year around.

Thoughtfully illustrated, the poster aligns the mason bee life cycle with the maintenance cycle, and makes an excellent educational tool for kids.

Seasons Lifecycle Management

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108.05 Viewing Box

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As an option add bees to your order

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Suitable for All mason bee keepers! Available October 1 2011 This handcrafted Viewing -box has a neatly fitting lid that can be lifted up for easy viewing. Children can watch bee larvae busy seating pollen, develop through the summer and fall, spin their cocoons, and hibernate during the winter. Look inside the viewing box during the spring and summer, by briefly lifting up the lid. Bees will not be disturbed when opening the nest for short periods of time. The Beediverse Viewing Box is durable, attractive, easy to clean and maintain, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers. Set viewing box out on a shelf, where mason bees are likely to find the nest.

  • Includes: Box with hinged lid, Tray for up to 6 females and 36 eggs
Materials: solid wood Mason bee cocoons are not included with this product.
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Open viewing box, with blanket cover pulled back to show nesting tunnels with transparent top for easy viewing. Hole located at the side of box is the exit and entrance way for the mason bees
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Top of viewing box with a collage of photos of items that can be seen inside the nesting tunnels. It includes a photo of male mason bees and a pollen lump with an egg on top

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170.24 Quick and EZY Mason Bee home

A great way to start with mason bees!<p>

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Quick & EZY Mason Bee home includes:

  • A suitable waterproof dwelling
  • Quicklock nesting trays with
  • 24 nesting tunnels
  • Bee emerging space adjacent to trays
Directions: Place in a sunny, warm spot, safe from wind and rain. Facing this home eastwards under an overhang on your house or shed will provide good exposure to the morning sun. If placed at eye level you can watch your Mason Bees at work!
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180.30 Diamond Home for Mason bees

A great way to start with mason bees. Ezy-harvest tubes for spring mason bees and black partitions provide homes for  tiny summer mason bees.

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This Diamond Home is a great way to start with mason bees. It is suitable for small gardens, balcony gardens and simply for starting out with mason bees.


Ready for easy viewing of bees at work.
Includes:
  • Thirty Ezy harvest nesting tubes are enough nesting tunnels for up to 30 females and 180 eggs

Partitions make it easy for bees to find their home after pollinating flowers.

Hang/mount the Diamond Home on a wall of a shed or building. Then watch these busy native pollinators at work in your yard or garden. An overhang at the mouth of the Diamond Home protects the bees from rain, wind and hot sun.

In the fall remove tubes that are filled and replace with empty Ezy-harvest tubes. Harvest cocoons after soaking tubes in water. This easily opens tubes for a quick and easy harvest.

An added feature to this home is the black partitions used by the tiny summer mason bees. Leave filled partitions in home and these tiny young summer bees will produce more tiny summer mason bees.

Like all Beediverse Products the Diamond Home is durable, attractive, easy-to clean and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.

Outside dimensions: 14.2 x 14.2 x 20.6 cm or 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches
Materials: solid wood, cardboard, metal hanger

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214.30 Lodge

Sturdy and Long lasting.<P>As an option add bees to your order

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The Lodge is suitable for small gardens, balcony gardens or new Mason Bee keepers


Ready for easy viewing of bees at work.
Includes:
  • Trays with 30 tunnels, suitable for up to 30 females and 180 eggs

Different shades of balck and brown help bees orient to their nesting tunnel.

You can hang the Lodge, or mount it on a wall of a shed or building. Then watch these busy native pollinators at work in your yard or garden. An overhang at the mouth of the lodge protects the bees from rain, wind and hot sun.

The Lodge fits our Quicklock Corn Nesting trays 30. Just slide out the trays for fall cleaning, and reinsert the cleaned trays ready for spring.

Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly corn material with colours that help bees find their nests. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

Like all Beediverse Products the Lodge is durable, attractive, easy-to clean and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.

Outside dimensions: 20x 20.5 x 18.5 cm or 8 x 7.9 x 7.25 inches
Materials: solid wood, corn material

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231.10 Chalet home

Long lasting and attractive.  Click More Details to see video
As an option add bees and a predator guard to your order

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About Mason Bees

Suitable for small gardens and balcony gardens.
Great for new Mason Bee keepers. Ready for easy viewing of bees at work
Includes:

  • Chalet wooden structure, trays with 30 tunnels, suitable for up to 30 females and 180 eggs

You can hang the Chalet, or mount it on a wall of a shed or building. Then watch these busy native pollinators at work in your yard or garden. An overhang at the mouth of the Chalet protects the bees from rain, wind and hot sun.

The Chalet fits our Quicklock Corn Nesting trays 30. Just slide out the trays for fall cleaning, and reinsert the cleaned trays ready for spring.

Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly corn material in shades of brown and black ( not as shown). Various colors and shades of colors help bees find their nests. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

Like all Beediverse Products, the Chalet is durable, attractive, easy-to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.

Outside dimensions: 20x 20.5 x 18.5 cm or 8 x 7.9 x 7.25 inches
Materials: solid wood, corn material and plastic.



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340.72 Highrise Home

Tall with a functioning attic for safely storing your mason bee cocoons.

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As an option add bees and a colourful predator guard to your order

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This video is about setting up a Highrise in a small orchard.


The Highrise is our LARGEST HOUSE- suitable for large gardens, small orchards and mason bee keeping enthusiasts.

Like all Beediverse products, the Highrise is durable, attractive, easy-to-clean and made from sustainable resources to lasts many summers. Lift the hinged roof to reveal a special emerging room for cocoons. When mature bees emerge in spring they take up residence in nesting tunnels below.

A slightly pitched roof sheds water and the overhang protects the bees from wind, rain and hot sun. The hinged roof protects cocoons while emerging in the attic.

The Highrise includes our Quicklock Corn Nesting Trays 72. Just slide out the trays in the fall for cleaning, and replace the cleaned trays ready for spring.

Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly corn material in colours or shades of certain colours that help bees find their nests. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays form tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

 

You can add our large fanciful Predator Guard to protect bees from woodpeckers and wasps.

Choose from the color options below:




Outside dimensions: 30 x 20 x 13 cm or 8x 11.75x 5 inches
Materials: solid wood, corn material, plastic Includes:

  • 24 interlocking pieces, with 72 tunnels, suitable for up to 72 females and 430 eggs, Emerging room. Optional: coloured predator guard.
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381.30 Royal Home

Beautiful, long lasting and functional.
Choose color of predator guard, and as an option add bees to your order.  Click More Details to see video

 

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381.30 Royal House Cedar finishThe Royal House in Cedar

  • Made from richly grained West coast cedar
  • natural graying decay resistant
  • most suitable for coastal weather



Suitable for small gardens and new beekeepers
The Royal provides everything you need to house Mason Bees in your garden: house, nesting trays, predator guard, and emerging room.
Includes:
  • Trays with 30 tunnels, suitable for up to 30 females and 180 eggs, Predator guard, Emerging room
This Mason Bee House comes with a predator guard that will protect your bees from woodpeckers and parasitic wasps.

Made of solid wood with a peaked roof, the Royal has a beautifully arched front overhang. The overhang protects bees from wind, rain and hot sun. The peaked roof provides space for an emerging room to store cocoons. When the mature bees emerge, they take up residence in the nests below.

The Royal includes our Quicklock Corn Nesting Trays 30. In fall, just slide out the trays for cleaning. Then replace the cleaned trays and you are ready for spring.

Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly corn material with colours that help bees find their nests. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

Like all Beediverse Products, the Lodge is durable, attractive, easy-to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.

Outside dimensions: 23 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm or 9 x 7.25 x 7.25 inches
Materials: solid wood, corn material, plastic


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605.30 Quicklock Trays

Long lasting and mason bees love these nests.  Click More Details to see video

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Suitable for small gardens, balconies and new beekeepers
Easily stackable modular design

These rugged nesting trays are made of environmentally friendly corn material that stack to create 30 nesting tunnels. Just the right number to start your Mason Bee population.

Includes:

  • 10 interlocking pieces with 30 nesting tunnels

Corn material is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic. Corn is a renewable and a sustainable product.

Note the different colors and shades of colors of the Quicklock nesting trays. These colors and shades help mason bees find their own nesting tunnel. Mason bees use colour to find their nests readily and reliably.

Our Quicklock nesting trays have matching grooves. When paired and stacked, the trays form nesting tunnels 7.5 mm or 5/16 of an inch in diameter – the optimum size that mason bees prefer. The stacking design makes cleaning and harvesting a snap. In the fall, simply pop the trays apart and gently slide the cocoons out of the exposed grooves with our Bee Scoop.

The Quicklock Corn Nesting trays are designed to slide into BeeDiverse Mason Bee Homes.

 

Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.9 x 15.2 cm or 3.5 x 3 x 6 inches
Accommodates up to 30 females and 180 eggs
Material: Corn

After 2012 colors will be black and shades of brown.

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605.72 Quicklock Trays

Mason bees love these nests.  Tall with lots of nesting tunnels.  For the serious mason bee keeper.   Click More Details to see video

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Largest stack of nesting trays for moderate to large gardens and mason bee enthusiasts

Easily stackable modular design.
These rugged nesting trays are made of environmentally friendly corn material, and stack to create 72 tunnels. An excellent value, they can be cleaned and reused season after season.
Includes:

  • 24 interlocking pieces, 72 nesting tunnels

Note the varied shades and colors of the trays. 2012 colors are charcoal blace, and shades of brown. Coloured trays help the bees readily find their nests.

Nesting trays have matching grooves. When paired and stacked, the trays form nesting tunnels 7.5 mm or five-sixteenth of an inch in diameter – the optimum size bees prefer. The stacking design makes cleaning and harvesting a snap. In the fall, simply pop the trays apart and gently slide the cocoons out of the exposed grooves with our Bee Scoop

The Quicklock Corn Nesting trays are built to fit into the BeeDiverse Highrise home.

Dimensions: 9×18.6×15.2 cm. or 3.5 x 7.25 x 6 inches
Accomodates up to 72 nesting females and 430 eggs.
Material:Corn

2012 colors:charcoal black and shades of brown.

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611.30 Bees in a Box

This Box provides a protected nest environment, nesting tunnels, leafcutter bees and a harvesting tool.  everything you need to welcome Leafcutter Bees into your garden.  Pollinate your summer plants.

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  • Open cardboard box at one end and place between wall and sticks glued to floor of wooden box.
  • Close lid of wooden box.
  • In late fall remove wooden dowel with red tag.
  • Push wood dowel through nesting holes to remove new leafcutter bee cocoons.
  • Empty all nesting holes in readiness for spring.
  • Store harvested leafcutter bee cocoons in wooden box.


Leafcutter bees pollinate flowers during the summer months when temperatures are above 20°C/70°F. These bees use tiny pieces of leaf and flowers to line their nesting tunnels.

Includes: home, nesting tunnels, emerging space and leafcutter bees.
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612.99 Corrugated wrap for summer mason bees

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Corrugated wrap provides nesting cavities for the smaller summer mason bees.

Nesting cavities are 3-4mm in height and 4mm in width – perfect for the tiny summer mason bees. Corrugated wrap is easy to use and the cost is right. In the spring set roll of corrugated wrap with its nesting holes horizontal, inside a weather proof home. In the fall after summer mason bees have nested the roll of corrugated cardboard can be unrolled and cocoons can be harvested. Replace roll for next season. Dimensions of corrugated wrap 4 x 4 x 6″ (9.7 x 9.7 x 15.3cm) Hole dimension are 3-4 x 4mm

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617.2499 Chalet for summer mason bees

Chalet for Summer mason bees with cardboard nesting material.

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Suitable for small gardens and balcony gardens.
Great for new Mason Bee keepers. Ready for easy viewing of bees at work

You can hang the Chalet, or mount it on an East facing wall of a shed or building. Then watch these busy native pollinators at work in your yard or garden.

Like all Beediverse Products, the Chalet is durable, attractive, easy-to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.


CHOOSE BELOW ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Chalet wooden structure, corrugated cardboard with 99+ tunnels, suitable for up to 99+ females, and plastic predator guard.

    The chalet neatly holds the corrugated cardboard roll in place. Just slide out the roll for fall cleaning and harvesting of mason bee cocoons. Unused corrugated cardboard can be re inserted into Chalet. Add more material if needed and your Chalet is ready for spring.

  • OR Chalet wooden structure, wood trays with 24 tunnels, suitable for up to 24 females and 144 eggs, and predator guard.

    Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly wood. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

Outside dimensions: 20x 20.5 x 18.5 cm or 8 x 7.9 x 7.25 inches
Materials: solid wood, plastic, and solid wood or cardboard for nesting material.

Also choose a color for the predator guard, that is attached to the Chalet.



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619.2525 Chalet for Leafcutter & summer Mason bees

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This Chalet provides nesting tunnels for both leafcutter and small summer mason bees. Leafcutter bees are included for Canadian customers only at this time.

The red predator guard protects the young developing bee from predators like birds and rodents.

Provide a save haven and increase their numbers in your garden.

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625.2499 Royal mason bee home for Summer Mason Bees

Royal House with a coloured predator guard and with cardboard nesting material.

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Suitable for moderate to large gardens.
Summer Mason Bees frequent gardens between May and September.

There are many species of these smaller summer mason bees and often up to 3 species will nest in the same house. The Royal has a peaked roof and beautifully curved overhang to protect the bees from wind, rain and hot sun.

Each Royal for Summer Mason Bees has an attractive Predator Guard. The Guard fits the front of the Chalet to keep woodpeckers and parasitic wasps away from your Mason Bees.

Like all Beediverse products, the Royal is durable, attractive, easy to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.

CHOOSE BELOW ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Chalet wooden structure, corrugated cardboard with 99+ tunnels, suitable for up to 99+ females, and plastic predator guard.

    The chalet neatly holds the corrugated cardboard roll in place. Just slide out the roll for fall cleaning and harvesting of mason bee cocoons. Unused corrugated cardboard can be re inserted into Chalet. Add more material if needed and your Chalet is ready for spring.

  • OR Chalet wooden structure, wood trays with 24 tunnels, suitable for up to 24 females and 144 eggs, and predator guard.

    Nesting trays are made from environmentally friendly wood. Each tray has 6 grooves. When paired, the trays from tunnels where Mason Bees nest and lay their eggs. In the fall, pop the trays apart, and gently slide out the cocoons with our Bee Scoop.

Materials: Solid Wood & Plastic with either cardboard or solid wood nesting material

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640.645 Highrise for Summer Leafcutter bees & summer Mason Bees

A Highrise is a stately home for summer bees including the leafcutter bee. BASIC includes 50 leafcutter bee cocoons and provides nesting holes for Leafcutter bees only. DELUXE includes 50 leafcutter bee cocoons and provides nests for both summer mason bees and leafcutter bees. Choose either the BASIC or DELUXE model.   One Highrise includes 50 leafcutter bee cocoons.  Limited supplies.

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CHOOSE ONE OF TWO OPTIONS BELOW:

STANDARD: This Highrise provides summer mason bees and leafcutter bees with a home behind a protective predator guard. Includes: Wooden highrise with cedar roof, Nesting block with 160 tunnels, suitable for up to 160 females, Cocoon Emerging room under roof, Royal blue Predator guard, Dowel tool and 50 leafcutter bee cocoons..




DELUXE: This Highrise comes fully assembled and has everything you need to welcome Leafcutter Bees into your garden. Includes: 50 leafcutter bee cocoons, corrugated cardboard wrap for small summer mason bee cocoons, Leaf cutter bee nesting tunnels, Harvesting tool for leafcutter bees, Predator guard -blue, Wooden highrise with cedar roof and a Attic for storing cocoons under roof.



This Highrise provides summer mason bees and leafcutter bees with a home. Providing nesting sites for summer mason bees is a good method to increase their numbers in your garden. Leafcutter bees cut tiny pieces of leaf and flower petals to create a safe place for their new offspring. Leafcutter bees require warm temperatures of at least 20C / 70F to become active and pollinate flowers. Nesting trays are made out of wood and routered to make the nesting tunnels. This mason bee house is easy to take apart and clean in readiness for the following spring. Housing is topped with a hinged cedar roof. The attic space below the cedar roof provides a sheltered room for emerging mason bee cocoons. There are many different species of summer mason bees
  • They are present in the garden between May to September
  • After one season it is common to see that 3 different species have nested in the same house
  • Each species nests for about 1 month.
Directions:
  • Prior to setting out Highrise, push nesting block tight against back of the wooden Highrise.
  • Place in a sunny spot, safe from wind and rain.
  • Place at eye level so bees can be watched going to and from their flower patch.
In the fall, pull block of nesting tunnels out of Highrise with the pull tab. Push cocoons out of their nesting tunnels with harvesting tool (dowel with red tab) and store in the wooden box away from rodents.


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723.20 Spring Mason Bee cocoons -buy now for next season

Buy mason bees now and receive them in Nov 2014 ready for next season.

For each order you receive 20 cocoons + a few extra. in two  small cardboard boxes.  Mason bee cocoons  are packaged in 2 small cardboard boxes for setting out in the same or different mason bee homes.

 

 

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Includes 20 cocoons (two packages of 10).

The Spring Mason Bee Osmia lignaria, is a friendly early spring pollinator. It emerges when tree fruit blossoms and blueberry blossoms are open early and mid spring.

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736.49 Leafcutter bee cocoons (50)

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Leafcutter bee cocoons come in packets of 50+ cocoons.

Leafcutter bees pollinate summer flowers including various vegetable crops such as tomatoes, squash and herbs.

Leafcutter bees use tiny pieces of leaves and flower petals to surround their offspring and provide protection against predatory insects. They are solitary bees that use nesting tunnels for producing next year’s offspring.

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820.05Hatching Box for mason bees

In winter or early spring, set out your cocoons inside this well constructed hatching box and bees will safely emerge in spring.   This beautiful hatching box provides a safe place, away from predators, for overwintering your cocoons.

Includes:  Hatching box

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Once bees emerge, they will find their nesting tunnel and begin pollinating flowers.

This box is well constructed and will provide good protection from both weather and pests. The clasp securely closes the lid to the box.

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825.02 Insect Hotel

Great living space for tiny summer mason bees, leafcutter bees and other beneficial insects.

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Insect Hotel
for lacewings, ladybirds, small mason bees and other insects

Free Rent!

Specifically designed to provide shelter and a warm dry haven for lacewings and little wild mason bees to hibernate and breed.

Pieces of wood and insulation protects insects from cold wet weather conditions and predation.

 

 

Directions: Place Insect Hotel in a sunny location out of direct rain and wind. East or south facing walls work best. Place it where you can watch insects at the Insect Hotel.

The red predator guard and screen will deter predators such as wood-peckers and mice.

 

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850.01 Humidity Cooler

Mason Bee Cocoon Humidity Cooler.  Keeps mason bee cocoons cold and with adequate humidity during the winter months. Ensures good survivability over the winter.

As an option add Mason Bee cocoons to your order

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It ensures sufficient humidity which is important to their survival.

Inside the styrofoam box are two chambers:one for bee cocoons and the other for moisture pads to which water is added. A hole is puched through the lid to create air circulation. When lid closes the chamber, a high humidity chamber with good air circulation has been created. Lack of air circultion causes mold development ( does not cause mortality and easy to remove with bleach if necessary).

Then the whole chamber is set into a fridge and the level of water is checked and water is added if necessary.

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902.100 Ezy-Harvest Tubes 6″ (100)

As an option add Spring  mason bee cocoons to your order

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Ezy to set up and Ezy to harvest!

Cardboard nesting tubes are attractive to mason bees and are a good way of starting with and keeping Mason Bees. Nesting tubes are ready for spring mason bees that are looking for suitable nesting material.

DIRECTIONS: Set tubes into a dark water-proof container to protect them from rain and direct sun. Fix container onto a sunny wall of a house or shed before spring blossoms are in bloom. When wild mason bees are in the vicinity they search for suitable nesting material such as cardboard nesting tubes or nesting holes created from stackable Quicklock corn trays also available from Beediverse products.

Cardboard is 100% recyclable paper. Tubes are a one-time item. Once a mason bee uses the tube as a nest, dirt and parasites decreases the livability of the nesting tube. Unoccupied tubes are re-useable.

DIRECTIONS FOR HARVESTING COCOONS: In the fall (Oct-Dec) simply unfurl tubes, gather, wash and store hibernating mason bee cocoons. Use the Beediverse ‘Bee Cocoon Shelter’ to safely emerge these bees.

Includes:

  • 100 Ezy-Harvest cardboard tubes closed at one end

Material: Ezy- harvest cardboard
Dimensions: standard size
length 6 inches, diameter 5/16 inch or length 15.5 cm, diameter 7.5mm

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931-R SCOOP-Handcrafted in WA by Randy

REAL wooden handles. unique and handcrafted!  Be ready for fall harvest with this nifty tool.

 

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Handcrafted in Olympia, WA

This scoop is the perfect complement to Beediverse Eco Quick lock tray system or wooden trays systems. It is beautifully handcrafted, the wooden handle has a good grip and it quickly, gently and efficiently removes your cocoons from the nesting grooves.




Each handle is unique and is made from locally grown trees.
  • Carefully cured, hand selected handle stock.
  • Triple coated finish for beauty and long wear.
  • Spring steel shaft is extremely tough and wear resistant.
  • Each tool is hand ground into the shape of a beescoop.
 
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Big-Leaf Maple
On quick growing branches and suckers, it is pretty easy to get nice round, smooth stock. Although the bark starts green, it dries to a nice brown. The ones with the huge leaf scars add interest.
Birch
The golden brown, nicely patterned bark makes really attractive handles. Some stems have many branches. These are from ice storm debris, ongoing supply uncertain.
Flowering Plum
This is my favorite choice for hard- working handles. This deep colored furrowed bark wraps the densest wood used.
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Hazel
Hazel bark is a warm brown color and is distinctive.
Red Alder
The lichens that form on alders at a very young age provide a unique “camouflage” pattern to every piece. When adjacent lichen colonies mark their boundaries with fine, black lines, it adds to the precision of the ‘painting’. I have left small bits of the more leaf-like lichens on a few for interest.
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This light porous wood with the great texture also comes from ice storm debris. No idea what it is , or if I will ever find more.

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933.01 Petri Dish

A more detailed look is possible with this cool tool.  At harvest time, place unknown insects into petri-dish, safely store in fridge, and have a closer look with a magnifying glass.

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Safely Store mason bee cocoons through the winter months The perfect solution to safely storing cocoons inside the fridge or outdoors location. Includes:

  • One Petri dish, 6 inches” diameter
After removing mason bee cocoons from nesting tunnels, and cleaning and drying them, store cocoons in these handy containers.
  • can also be used to hold ‘duds’- cocoons suspected NOT to contain a bee, but parasitic wasps or other organisms.
  • are easily stacked and take a minimal amount of room.
  • are specifically designed to safely hold life organisms.
  • allow air and moisture to flow into the dishes without allowing debris, dust and foreign organisms to enter the dish.
  • Each petri dish will hold about 200 cocoons, one layer thick.
Dimensions: DIAMETER 6 inches HEIGHT 1/2″. Petri dishes are made out of clear Plastic for easy viewing and cleaning.
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936.01 Thermometer for fridge

Ensure fridge is at the right temperature for storing mason bee cocoons with this fridge thermometer

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Easy-Check Thermometers (two).

This easy-to-read thermometer can be used anywhere your cocoons are stored. If they are stored in a fridge, place one thermometer on the upper shelf and one on the lower shelf.

Includes:
  • 2 Fridge thermometers

This thermometer makes it easy to check on the temperature in a fridge or in outside locations.

  • When overwintering cocoons inside a fridge, hang one from the upper shelf and the other on a lower shelf for easy viewing. Because temperatures can be different in the upper and lower section of the fridge, it is handy to have two thermometers to make sure temperatures are within the correct temperature range. During winter months keep temperature above freezing – between 35-42F or 2-6C. After January keep temperature below 36F or 4C and above freezing (34F or 4C)
  • Set thermometers where you have mason bee homes located.
  • When using a yurt structure, it is great to see temperature differences between the inside and outside of the yurt.

Before use, check new thermometer temperature readings against the temperature readings of a known thermometer.
Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches or 9 x 8 x 4 cm.

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938.01 Tape for mason bee nests

1 roll of t ape- Great  for taping Quicklock trays and or  cardboard tubes.

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Black electrician’s tape is a wonderful product  for holding nests together right through the seasons. This tape is easy to undo in the fall at harvest time.

This very versatile tape works great for:
  • wrapping Quicklock nesting trays
  • wood nesting trays
  • nesting tubes (cardboard and natural Phragmites reed).

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939.01CL Vials (100) for holding and releasing cocoons

Selling your own cocoons?  Want to set cocoons out in many different locations?  These are nifty vials for both jobs.

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Included: 100 vials + lids (cocoons not included)

Vials are brown, semi-tansparent, with a white snap-on lid.

Drill hole in lid, fill vial with cocoons, close vial with lid, cover hole with tape, and add a label.

You are now ready to sell your own cocoons!

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941.01 Net bag

Cover and protect!

Protect your developing mason bees from those marauding parasitic wasps during the summer months.

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This finely woven mesh bag protect Mason Bee cocoons from parasitic wasps and other insects while cocoons are in storage from summer to winter. Includes:

  • 1 No-Wasp Net Bags (60 cm X 60 cm , 24″ x 24″ ) Material: Nylon Mesh

No-Wasp Net Bags are generously sized with an extra-wide, draw-string opening. The bags have room for stacked nesting trays and Mason Bee Houses with the cocoons inside. Place trays and houses in the bag, draw it closed, and the cocoons are safe from pests. Staying pest-free means viable cocoons come spring.

No-Wasp Bags are an important part of keeping a healthy Mason Bee population from year to year. Bags are washable and fold flat for storage.

Design Principles Protection from pests is two-fold.
(1) Parasitic wasps and other pests will be attracted to the nest but will not be able to enter the bag and nest to parasitize developing bee larvae.
(2) Parasitic wasps that are previously in the nest will develop and come out to find additional bee cocoons, but first wasps have to leave their nesting chamber and mate. While they are trapped inside the netting, mist-spray them with a mild soapy solution. This will kill these wasps that are flying around inside the net bag.

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970.L Predator Guard-Tall for Highrise

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Fits Highrise & Highrise for Summer Mason Bees
Choose from Forest Green, Golden Yellow, Royal Blue and Sunset Red

This bright, durable accessory protects your mason bees from woodpeckers, mice and parasitic wasps. The Predator Guard pops onto the front of our Beediverse HighRise House, and is easily removable when it’s time to observe or clean the nest.

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972.R Predator Guard -for Royal home

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Fits Royal Mason Bee House & Royal Summer Mason Bee House
This bright, durable accessory protects your mason bees from woodpeckers, mice and parasitic wasps. The Predator Guard pops into the front of our Royal Mason Bee House, and Royal Summer Mason Bee House. It is easily removable when it’s time to observe or clean the nest.

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974.S Predator Guard – square- for Lodge and Chalet home.

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Fits the Lodge and Chalet homes.
This bright, durable accessory protects your mason bees from woodpeckers, mice and parasitic wasps. The Predator Guard pops into the front of the Lodge and Chalet Home.
It is easily removable when it’s time to observe or clean the nest.

Choose from Forest Green, Golden Yellow, Royal Blue and Sunset Red.

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