Mason Bee Harvesting
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  1. #1
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    Default Mason Bee Harvesting

    Life got busy and I did not harvest my mason bee cocoons yet. I collected all the tubes and stored in a cool garage since November. I typically harvest and store cocoons in frig until spring. Am I too late to harvest now and store until blossoms appear in my orchard? I live in Pacific Northwest.

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  3. #2
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    Pueblo, Colorado, USA
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    Default Re: Mason Bee Harvesting

    My male mason bees are going to start emerging real soon. I'm in zone 5a. Mine emerge at the same time my crab apples start and dandelions start to bloom, and that's going to happen within the next couple of weeks. If they're in your garage I wouldn't worry about it, if they're in the fridge that's something all together different. Refrigerating them is more for timing their emergence for a later pollinating event.
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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