Mason Bee Harvest 2017

It is time once again to harvest the Mason Bees. One of my bee houses is full this year, the other one not so much. I’m wondering if birds helped themselves to the cocoons before they had a chance to hatch out. Last year I harvested about 100 bees. I gave...

Mason Bee Harvest: 2016

This has been a good year for my mason bees and they were fabulous in my garden. The apple trees were loaded with fruit and the veg garden did well. Now It is time to harvest the bees again this year. One of things I did different this year was to use cardboard tubes...

Harvesting Mason Bees

Winter is just around the corner and it is time to harvest my Mason Bees. Not everybody does a harvest but for the best life expectancy constant winter temperature is important. First some help with the bee removal from my Granddaughter Kayla. We took apart the block...

Mason Bees

Back in February we wrote about Mason Bees and the tremendous job they do pollinating the garden. With our warm weather starting early this year I purchased my kit from my local nursery, Valley Nursery, two weeks ago. The guidelines say to wait until it is 53 degrees...

Mason Bee Time

We have had some beautiful spring days..... Oh, wait a minute, it isn't spring, it's only February.  I've been busy pruning my apple trees (severely) and watching the buds swell.  The rest of the nation is covered in white and we are having 60 degrees and sun.  No...

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