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Archive for March, 2018

Storing Mason bee cocoons

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 16, 2018

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A moist rag is used to raise the humidity above the normal fridge humidity. The reading on the humidity meter is too high so this rag should be replaced with a rag that is only partly moistened. The target humidity is 75%. The seal on the large container is good enough to maintain the same atmosphere for a length of time.

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Pollen from red cedars

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 11, 2018

Apis mellifera procuring pollen from thuja plicata.
After a long winter holed up in their hive, it’s nice to see the bees get out on a sunny day and gather food for their brood. I can’t imagine their emotional response, but it makes me happy.

cedar pollen

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