031.1 DVD – All about mason bees
"This DVD will empower you! It is awesome." Karen D. from Washington.
This DVD, part how-to video and part documentary is "All about Mason Bees". It 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.
All video with the exception of "Inside the Nest" created, written and narrated by Dr. Margriet Dogterom.
Original footage for "Inside the Nest" created by R.W. Chappell with guidance from R. Welland.
This DVD includes the following segments:
- Mason Bees
- Pollination and Bees
- Setting up Nests
- Early 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