Mason Bees!!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

They are out of the ‘fridge and ready to work their magic!!! This sounds a little strange but the Bees(in cocoons) are cleaned in the fall and kept in a dark spot over winter.. When the buds begin they are put outside in emerging boxes and as the temperature rises they “pop” out and fly off to pollinate…Why the ‘fridge????? If the apple trees are not in bloom the bees “pop” out and pollinate the cherries/plums but don’t help out with the apples so we delay their emersion by keeping them dormant in a cool place..this is our first controlled “bee year” so there is lots of excitement as our buddies arrive on the scene……..Come see the Bees!!!!!

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