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Archive for November, 2011

MASON BEE COCOONS FOR SALE

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 25, 2011

See:  http://masonbeecocoonsforsale.wordpress.com/

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2011 – cleaning cocoons

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 24, 2011

Our nest system worked superbly. It was easy to pull the tape off the back of the nest, slide out the paper liner and push aside the cocoons.

removing cocoons

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Elderberry nests

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 24, 2011

It’s easy to hollow out the soft pith of an Elderberry branch with a drill. Leaf cutter bees will extend the hole with their great cutting ability. Mason bees will use this kind of nest but not as their first choice.

Elderberry nest

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Sharing a nest

Posted by blueberrytalk on November 18, 2011

You can’t help but wonder if the Mason bee was still around when the Leafcutter bee decided to take over the nest.

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