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  1. Re: Bees not interested in new frames in super

    Cool, thank you!!
  2. Re: Bees not interested in new frames in super

    Thanks peter, unfortunately I don't have drawn frames of that size - I have a drawn frame set aside in my freezer that fits a deep but not a shallow. I'll try sugar water tomorrow, hopefully in...
  3. Bees not interested in new frames in super

    I added a super with wax-coated plasticell frames almost two weeks ago along with Dadant's metal queen excluder. The hive is reeeally full of bees and brood so I thought they'd jump at the chance to...
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    Re: Mason Bee Noob

    Thank you for the response!

    I took a look around the neighborhood; we have lots of ornamental cherry trees which flower but do not bear fruit and while they are beautiful colors, the buds...
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    Re: Mason Bee Noob

    Ooh, I'm jealous of your good weather! I did see one unidentified bee yesterday as I hung the house but looking around the neighborhood I see lots of buds but only the occasional bloom. Several...
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    Re: Mason Bee Noob

    Yes, loose cocoons from BeeDiverse. They arrived in a little pill bottle which they can emerge from as there is a hole in the lid, but the tubes of my bee house come in the form of a plastic block...
  7. Book or other resource of bee species photos?

    I'm looking for a book or website with photos of many different bee species. Is there such a thing? I cannot find anything similar online.
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    Mason Bee Noob

    Hi everyone!

    I am new to mason bee keeping. I ordered 10 cocoons from BeeDiverse which are currently chilling in the crisper of my fridge (with a moist paper towel I change out every other day). ...
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