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We have a book, DVD and a seasonal chart to help you learn about mason bees and how to manage them.

All three products are designed and produced by Dr. Margriet Dogterom. These items are excellent learning and teaching tools and are worth adding to your library.

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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Price: $23.50

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038 Activity workbook for kids on mason bees

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FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT SCHOOL OR PLAY!

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  • 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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Price: $35.50

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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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Price: $16.95

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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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Price: $3.95

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