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  1. Late Spring Mason Bee Care

    Late Spring Mason Bee Care
    (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is important to control mites in your mason bees to keep them healthy. One method is to clean them after the bees have matured in the fall (see the October Growing Tips). Another method is to manage the temperatures they are maintained at during the summer as they mature, particularly in the Pacific Northwest and...
  2. Mason Bees Emerge in the Month of March!

    Mason Bees Emerge in the Month of March!
    Homes of mason bees (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As temperatures warm in the spring the mason bees start emerging from their over-wintering cocoons. The males emerge first, followed by the females after a few days. Make sure -- if you haven’t already done so -- that there are plenty of clean new tubes for the females to deposit their eggs...
  3. Now is the time for Mason Bees

    Now is the time for Mason Bees
    English: Homemade Mason bee nest block filled Category:Pollinators (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We will continue to ship mason bees through the end of February or until supplies run out. When you receive your bees they need to be kept cool until you are ready to release them. Keep them in the refrigerator at 36-39°F. It is important to maintain proper...
  4. Taking Care of Mason Bees

    Taking Care of Mason Bees
    Homes of mason bees (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By October, mason bees have finished pupating inside their cocoons and are mature, waiting for springs’ signal to emerge. Between now and early December, you can handle the bees inside their cocoons without damaging them, or waking them up accidentally, making this the ideal time to clean your mason bees and blocks...

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