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I have been reading up on BOB and am excited to try them. I ordered a house and am planning on putting it out this weekend. Hope I am not too late. Does anyone know when they should be out in the midwest? All I've seen is "spring".
 

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If you are talking about just the housing and not cocoons here, then just go ahead and put your houses up! :)
Mason bees hatch out right about the same time as fruit tree bloom, and will be looking for nesting sites shortly afterwards.

Yay!- great that you are doing that! Be sure to keep us posted about any new tenants you might attract.

I'm putting my first nesting boxes up this week too! :thumbsup:
 

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Mason bee emergence varies from season to season. They begin to emerge, males first, when daytime temps reach the mid 50's on a regular basis. The earliest I have seem mine emerge was March 16 and the latest was April 14.

Good luck!
 
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