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Preparing Mason bee nests

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 31, 2010

The parchment paper liners sticking out the back of the nest will be folded over and a piece of wood screwed on the back. We will have three kinds of nests this year to check for bee preference and which is easiest to use.


We made a mistake with our nest location. A strong wind drove rain into the nest causing the parchment paper to wrinkle. We had to reline but this time we used kraft paper (parcel paper). Reports from the internet said that kraft paper works better. For sure this kind of nest needs to be in a very protected location.

wrinkled nest liner

One Response to “Preparing Mason bee nests”

  1. erik r davis said

    Great idea for the nest. I’ll have to make one of these this year.

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