Along with turkeys and cranberry sauce and lots of other good things, it is time to clean your mason bee homes and cocoons.
Lots of info on our Facebook page about washing cocoons, removing mites with a sieve and storing them safely over the winter. After washing, dry cocoons on paper towels. Pollen feeding mites that you can remove by washing under running water have 8 legs and are just about microscopic. You can see them fairly well with a 10 x magnifying glass.
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Happy thanksgiving Canada.