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  1. Alternative Pollinators
    I had seen a couple of leafcutter bees on the wildflowers. Today while I was harvesting swiss chard I found a neat little packet rolled up into the corner of a leaf. Trying to figure out where to put them to keep them safe and at the right temp, thinking about hanging a net bag from the little...
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    Last fall I got 8 bee boards from an abandoned alfalfa farm. The first time I looked at them they were active. In fact, driving up I thought they were honey bees, there were so many. Late in the fall, when there was no longer any flight I transported them to our place. Almost all the holes...
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    I got around to cleaning out my nesting blocks and was surprised at 90% losses this year. Actually I wasn't too surprised as I did a few things differently and the neighbors pivoting irrigation system drenched my nesting blocks for half the summer. 90% losses is staggering but lessons were...
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    I have extensively read this forum searching for which plants would be best to use for nesting material for leafcutter/mason bees but have only come across a reference to giant parsely and reeds. Which plants are used for this nesting material as I would like to acquire some. I have noticed...
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