Spring Nesting Material
Our line of spring Nesting Materials consists of:
1) Corn Quicklock trays-stacked to make 30 or 72 holes. These are interlocking pieces that fit together and are stackable. The material used is a natural Corn material (75%). The smaller stack of 30 fits into the Lodge / Chalet / Royal and the 72’s fit into the largest home, the Highrise
2) Ezy-Harvest cardboard nesting tubes can be bundled to fit in all homes. This new product has the paper aligned which makes it easier to open and harvest cocoons in the fall. It is available in 6″ length. Once these tubes have been used and opened up in the fall, they are replaced with new tubes.
Long lasting and mason bees love these nests. Click More Details to see video
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.
- 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
Mason bees love these nests. Tall with lots of nesting tunnels. For the serious mason bee keeper. Click More Details to see video
Easily stackable modular design.
Largest stack of nesting trays for moderate to large gardens and mason bee enthusiasts
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.
Easily stackable modular design.
- 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.
2012 colors:charcoal black and shades of brown.
As an option add Spring mason bee cocoons to your order
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.
- 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