|Dimensions||6 × 3 × 3 cm|
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) soak tubes overnight in cold water, unfurl tubes, gather, wash and store hibernating mason bee cocoons. Use the Beediverse ‘Bee Cocoon Shelter’ to safely emerge these bees.
Material: Ezy- harvest cardboard
Dimensions: standard size
length 6 inches, diameter 5/16 inch or length 15.5 cm, diameter 7.5mm