Re: Mason Bee success in New England?
I did that two winters ago. I did stain mine. First year, I had ordered a few cocoons and ended up with about as many new cocoons as I had ordered. The next year I didn't order any online and ended up with about double the cocoons. This year, I put out a couple dozen store bought cocoons along with mine. Right now I have about 15 tubes filled up. I read about not staining long after I had finished my block so I don't know the effect it might have had. I'm happy so far. I look at it like a bird house. Sometimes you get birds. Sometimes you don't!
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