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041 Pollination with Mason Bees

A BEST SELLER!   over 21,000 books sold.  “A book that is perfect for the aspiring biologist.
It is very clear and easy to understand.”



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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


Price: $16.95

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031.1 DVD – All about mason bees

“This DVD will empower you!  It is  awesome.”  Karen D. WA

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


  • 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.


Price: $23.50

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051 Lifecycle Poster

In FULL colour.  Life of mason bees through the seasons, plus management steps. Poster 8″ x 11″.

Special price for one and Quantity discount for 5 or more posters.

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


  • 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


Price: $8.35

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