Instructions: BeeGuard Bag

Instructions: BeeGuard Bag

Instructions: BeeGuard Bag

The BeeGuard Bag is a fine mesh bag that protects developing bee larvae from insects like earwigs, ants, beetles, and parasitic wasps.

Instructions
When your bees have finished nesting, place the nesting material in the BeeGuard Bag with the capped ends facing up and tightly close the bag. Store the bag out of direct sunlight in an unheated garage or well-ventilated shed with outdoor temperatures. Bag is machine washable.

Spring Mason Bee: remove and protect nesting holes as soon as all female bees have finished nesting, which is usually about 4-6 weeks after nesting began. Mason bees typically finish nesting in early summer.
Summer Leafcutter Bee: leafcutter bees can produce multiple generations per summer, so wait until weather cools in the fall for bees to stop nesting. Leafcutter bees usually stop flying when temperatures drop below 60F/15C.

Periodically check on your stored BeeGuard Bag. Sneaky parasitic wasps might have already laid their eggs and you may find adult parasitic wasps trapped inside the bag (squish them). You may also find a wild adult bee that emerged that needs to be released outside.

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