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933.01sp Dish SPECIAL

Dish for storing Mason Bee Cocoons

Special until September 30, 2016 while quantities last.

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This dish is the perfect storage container for mason bee cocoons and other insects. Used for short term or long term storage inside a fridge, tiny bars in the lid allows air and moisture to go in and our of the dish to keep bees healthy. Easily stackable. Great dish for candling cocoons.

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931.03 Scoop harvest tool

Scoops have arrived.  Beautifully Handcrafted.  Made to last.  NA.

 

 

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The gently curved tip of the scoop, softly lifts cocoons out of nesting trays minimizing cocoon damage. Handcrafted by Randy. Order one for your fall harvest of mason bee cocoons. A unique gift. Directions: *Place opened nesting trays on a flat surface *Place end of scoop at base of cocoons *With scoop at a steep angle, gently push and ease cocoons out of nesting grooves. *Place in cold tap water for 1 hour *Rinse in cold water using a metal sieve to remove mud and mites. *Dry on a paper towel for 1 hour *Store in fridge at 4C in a Humidity Cooler until spring

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951.02sp Forceps -Feather touch SPECIAL

“Feather touch”

This is the handiest tool for handling mason bee cocoons or live insects!

Until September 30, 2016 while quantities last

 

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Cocoons are fragile and these forceps have a “feather touch”. It is easy to pick up cocoons amongst debris for easier cleaning. In the spring if the early bees emerge, it is a simple task to gently pick them up and place them back where they belong. Forceps can be repeatedly bent back into the width you need to gently pick up insects. Includes 2 forceps

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962.01sp Sieve for cleaning cocoons SPECIAL

**For cleaning mason bee cocoons.**

Until September 30,2016

 

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This sieve is an excellent and easy method for removing mites and debris from mason bee cocoons. Swirl cocoons through cold running water in a bowl and under running water. Pollen feeding mites are abraded off cocoons by the metal screen of the sieve. Cocoons are waterproof and are not damaged by this washing method. Dry cocoons on a paper towel for about 30 mins and store over the winter.

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938.01 Tape for mason bee nests

1 roll of tape- 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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974.S Predator Guard – square- for 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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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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970.L Predator Guard-Tall for Highrise

only red available

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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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941.01SP Net bag-wasp proof storage bags-on special!

Cover and protect!  Special discount.  (Bee homes not included)

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Place nesting trays with or without housing into net bags.

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Then pull strings to tighten and close bag.

Protect your developing mason bees from those marauding parasitic wasps during the summer months.    Our labels shows you how easy it is to protect your developing bees.  Note- before moving bee homes make sure all flight has stopped and that the bees have finished their nesting activity.

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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. DIRECTIONSIncludes: **After all mason bees have died and are no longer seen flying in and out of the nest, protect your developing bees by inserting the entire home or nests into mesh bags.

  • 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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936.01 Thermometer for fridge

This item help you keep an eye on the temperature if storing cocoons in the fridge. 2-4C or 34-38F

 

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Easy-Check Thermometers (one).

This easy-to-read thermometer can be used any place where your cocoons are stored. If they are stored in a fridge, place this thermometer on a shelf in the middle of the fridge. Move thermometer and check different areas of the fridge to make sure temperatures are right for storing cocoons.

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  • one Fridge thermometer

This thermometer makes it easy to check the temperature inside a fridge or in an outside location.

  • When overwintering cocoons inside a fridge, hang thermometer on a shelf in the middle of the fridge for easy viewing. Because temperatures can be different in the upper and lower section of the fridge, move this thermometer to different areas in the fridge as temperatures can vary between shelves. 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)
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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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