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Additional Mason Bee update

Its coming to the near end of the Mason Bee breeding season, and here are my un-scientific findings on nest boxes for there eggs. Three sets of nesting boxes, the top 2 being plastic with a plastic screen, the cardboard … Continue reading

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Mason Bee Update 17th May 2015

It now looks like one of the nesting tubes has been nearly fully sealed, with mud. This should mean that there will be 3 or 4 cocoons inside that tube. I must keep an eye open for the other tubes … Continue reading

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Mason Bee update

With spring well advanced, and the days are sometimes getting warmer. The Mason bees should be starting to get lively. In checking the cocoons, that were supplied in a ‘smartie’ type tube with a small hole in the lid. One … Continue reading

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Finally done it this year – Just bought some Red Mason bee cocoons

Over¬† the coming year, hopefully I will blogging more details of my experiences of Red Mason bees (Osmia Rufa).¬† Should get them delivered in a couple of weeks, ready hopefully for the spring blossom of my almond tree, Japanese plums, … Continue reading

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This is a BIG BEE

Whilst digging out the leafmould from last year compost pile I came across this really BIG BEE. I do not know much about bee’s, but I thought they were looked after by the workers in the winter time. Maybee its … Continue reading

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