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Title: Orchard bees
Post by: Brother Dave on November 07, 2013, 05:48:24 pm
Anyone have advice on winter care for these critters. I might be in the wrong place for this topic


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Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: GSF on November 08, 2013, 07:42:52 pm
Hey Brother Dave,

You may want to try the main posting forum and be a little more specific. Orchard bees? Winter care? feeding, medicating, checking? I'm still wet behind the ears but there's plenty that can and will help over on the main forum.

and welcome
Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: Brother Dave on November 08, 2013, 10:26:20 pm
thanks I am still figuring this all out.
Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: kathyp on November 09, 2013, 11:18:47 pm
do you mean mason bees?
Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: Brother Dave on November 10, 2013, 02:05:31 am
Yes


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Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: Jeanette on November 12, 2013, 01:37:19 am
You might like to look at these links for maintenance of Orchard Mason bees:

Maintenance instructions from Lewis County Beekeepers http://lewiscountybeekeepers.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Mason_Bee_Maintenance.357133331.pdf (http://lewiscountybeekeepers.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Mason_Bee_Maintenance.357133331.pdf)

Monthly instructions specific to "The Straw-Insert System" from Washington State University http://county.wsu.edu/king/gardening/mg/factsheets/Fact%20Sheets/Orchard%20Mason%20Bees.pdf (http://county.wsu.edu/king/gardening/mg/factsheets/Fact%20Sheets/Orchard%20Mason%20Bees.pdf)

Blog diary entry of winter care of mason bees by Russel Nursery http://russellnursery.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/winter-care-of-mason-bees/ (http://russellnursery.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/winter-care-of-mason-bees/)

I hope that helps!
Title: Re: Orchard bees
Post by: Brother Dave on November 12, 2013, 02:50:31 am
Thanks I will look at those.



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