[NAFEX] Sticky sphere body counts
arboretum at homeorchardsociety.org
Mon Apr 7 11:59:33 EDT 2008
in my experience, the mason bees are wrapping up their lives by early
june in the pacific northwest by the time i am getting the apple
maggot traps out and sticky for the first hatchings in early july;
i've never seen a mason bee on a sticky sphere.
oregon city, OR - zone 8a and wet
On Apr 6, 2008, at 6:58 PM, William C. Garthright wrote:
>> We use January special red Christmas tree balls as our sticky
>> covered in Tangletrap.
>> No honeybees in my recollection, though we do have a hive about 100
>> feet away.
> Thanks, Richard. I've got blue orchard bees less than 10 ft. from my
> apple trees, and I was worried they might be attracted to anything
> I should have apples for the first time this year (knock on wood), so
> I'm not sure what pests I might encounter. I want to be prepared,
> but I
> don't want to go overboard. I guess I'll just try to monitor things
> I like the idea of the homemade sticky spheres, though.
> Thanks again,
> Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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