with Cheri Le Brun
If you have a mason bee nesting box out this Summer and are not sure what to do next, then this class is for you. Cleaning your nesting box and cocoons is vital for the health of the bees and an essential task for the mason bee keeper. The purpose is to save viable cocoons and safely store them over the winter away from pests and diseases. Cleaning your nesting box also prevents pests and diseases from spreading to other bees in your area.
Cleaning your nesting box can be fun and easy if you do it with a group. Bring your nesting box, cube or tubes to class and we can clean them together. If you don’t have a nesting box of your own, we have one for you to clean, plus you get to take some cocoons home for your efforts! During this guided cleaning session, participants will get the opportunity to assess the success of their nesting box, clean their cocoons and prepare them for winter storage. You will also get to compare your nesting box type with other participants and learn how to identify pests and diseases. Participants will receive a handout to take home with instructions for next fall, or just join us again next year for the fall clean-up.
Any questions prior to the class can be directed to Cheri at [email protected]
Participation Fee – $10
Register ONLINE or call 250 479 6162