[NAFEX] Mason Bee Houses

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 1 16:37:59 EDT 2005


Derry:

Quite correct. However, to all intents and purposes, they fly a'boot for a
few weeks and pollinate me apples and then build their nest and lay their
eggs.

Bruce

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Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 4:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Mason Bee Houses


Bruce,

The life cycle of the Blue Orchard bee is one year - ie. from when the egg
is laid
until the bee emerges is one year - give or take a few weeks depending on
the
weather. There is one generation per year.

There is an excellent book on Blue Orchard bees published by Sustainable
Agriculture - see my website (address below)

In my area (PNW) they come out about two weeks before my earliest apple
blooms and
continue for about two weeks after my latest apple blossom.

Derry

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Hansen" <brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net>

: The life cycle of Mason bees is about thirty days.

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