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Offline BjornBee

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mason bee nesting/mating box.
« on: March 26, 2010, 11:00:25 PM »
Here is a box I placed yesterday. It is a 3 frame nuc box. It holds 370 mason tubes, with 32 filled starter tubes. It should have in excess of 150 tubes after the season.

Here is to a great season.... :-D

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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 10:38:30 AM »
Where can I get some of those tubes?  Can i make some?

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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 08:20:08 AM »
A great picture to go with that is the "end of season" picture.
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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 04:48:56 PM »
Do you ever have wasps take up and build a nest in the dry in those boxes?

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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 10:38:24 AM »
a great picture to go with that is the "end of season" picture.

Dave,
I have that planned. Only 18 tubes filled new so far in this box. Seems they were active and then they faded as of late, at this particular site. Too hot too soon. But I still have some horned faced masons still hatching out. Most of the tubes have been filled by the blue orchard.
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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 10:40:02 AM »
Do you ever have wasps take up and build a nest in the dry in those boxes?

Yes. In fact, I took one down just a couple days ago in another box. Just a single wasp with about four comb cells.
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Re: mason bee nesting/mating box.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 05:56:11 PM »
Where can I get some of those tubes?  Can i make some?
There are ways to make your own,but I believe they are available through Bjorn.You can PM him or check his website in the signature line of his post.

 

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