Mason bee nesting trays are perfect for the serious mason bee producer!
These trays should be placed within a mason bee house to protect it from rain
- Seven wood trays designed to stack upon each other, creating a total of 48 holes that are 8mm in diameter.
- Designed for about 25-30 nesting females (about 80 total cocoons)
- Trays are precision machine-crafted out of northwestern alder.
- Wood is the natural habitat for mason bees and provides both natural insulation qualities as well as moisture control. Wood has a natural wicking effect that pulls moisture from the wet pollen mass. Without this wicking you can have moldy cocoons in summer.
- The nesting trays are easy to extract cocoons and are easily cleaned and reassembled. This is important during This is important during fall harvest.
- The nesting trays are re-usable which controls year-to-year costs.
- Each tray has side notches that lock into neighboring trays, retain alignment, and help block pests from entering on the side.
- The front of the wood trays have a varied depth and are lightly burnished to create a unique pattern that helps the mason bee orient on its hole.
- Each block includes a two elastic bands to hold trays tightly together.
- A removable back panel assists the mason bees by keeping their holes predator-resistant.
The dimensions of the wood tray stack is 3 1/2" tall, by 5 1/2" wide, by 6 1/4" long. If building your own house, ensure that you have plenty of overhang space!