Keys to success
Storing harvested and cleaned mason bee cocoons is easy when 2 facts are taken into consideration:
- Keep other animals from eating cocoons
- Store in a cold place with approx. 70% humidity for two months to ensure proper overwintering.
2. Storing bees in a fridge at 2-4 C keeps bees hibernating until you want bees to start pollinating. Keeping humidity above 70% is the key to success. Our Beediverse Humidity cooler has a compartment for water and this makes it easy to keep humidity at the right level when storage is inside a fridge.
3. For temporary storage after candling, our candling dish is the tool to use. Dishes can be stacked until setting cocoons into a storage system.