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Offline Brother Dave

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Orchard bees
« 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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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 10:26:20 pm »
thanks I am still figuring this all out.

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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 11:18:47 pm »
do you mean mason bees?
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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 02:05:31 am »
Yes


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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #5 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

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

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

I hope that helps!
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Re: Orchard bees
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 02:50:31 am »
Thanks I will look at those.



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