Instructions: CocoonGuard Bag

Instructions: CocoonGuard Bag

Instructions: CocoonGuard Bag

The CocoonGuard Bag is a small fine mesh bag that protects your harvested bee cocoons or bee larvae over the winter until the bees are ready to be released in your bee house. Protecting and storing each kind of wild bee or beneficial wasp cocoon in its own CocoonGuard Bag will make managing your bee hotel easier.

The CocoonGuard Bag can store approximately 500 summer leafcutter cocoons.

Instructions
Place harvested leafcutter bee or wild bee cocoons and larvae in their own CocoonGuard Bag and close the bag tightly with the drawstrings. Store the bag overwinter in an unheated garage or shed. Bag is machine washable.

Beginning in the spring when the weather warms to 50F/10C, check on the development of your bees or beneficial wasps. When you see emerged adult bees, place the CocoonGuard Bag on top of your fresh nesting materials with the drawstring opened. You may chill the bag for a few minutes in your fridge to slow the activity down of emerged adult bees. Place the bag on top of your nesting materials and towards the back of the nesting holes to keep the remaining cocoons or larvae out of direct sunlight.

CocoonGuard Bag was previously labeled as the LeafGuardian Bag.

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