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Mason bee release shelter

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 16, 2016

This shelter will accommodate over 1400 cocoons. Above the nest compartment there is an enclosed space for plastic release trays. This space is protected from rodents. When Mason bees emerge from their cocoons they exit by the screen at the back.

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Mason bee nests

Posted by blueberrytalk on December 29, 2015

These nests will be lined with Kraft paper. They are reusable.

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Block nests with paper liners

Posted by blueberrytalk on December 27, 2015

 

Liners can be pulled out to clean cocoons. Tape is clear shin guard hockey tape. The tape doesn’t stick too well. Maybe stapling cardboard on the back would be better. The block is cut from spruce 2X6. It takes a drill press to start the holes straight.

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