Instructions: Pollinator Pack

Instructions: Pollinator Pack

Instructions: Pollinator Pack

The Pollinator Pack provides a variety of nesting hole sizes in a combination of cardboard BeeTubes and Natural Reeds. North America is home to about 1,000 native bees species that nest above ground in nesting holes. Beneficial solitary wasps are also looking for nesting holes and they keep your garden pest population in balance. Native hole-nesting bees and beneficial wasps vary in size and they are looking for a nesting hole that is just the right size for them.

Set up your Pollinator Pack in your bee house and join the Native Bee Network and help find native hole-nesting bees across North America.

Place the Pollinator Pack into your bee house and ensure that the open end of all cardboard BeeTubes and Natural Reeds are facing out. Place the nesting holes as far back as possible into the bee house to protect from rain.

When the weather cools in the fall to below 60F/15C, remove the Pollinator Pack and store in a fine mesh BeeGuard Bag for protection over the fall and winter. Reduce pests and diseases by providing fresh nesting holes in the spring. We recommend opening a sampling of nesting holes in the early spring to get to know your bee house guests.

How to Open Natural Reeds
Pinch the open or capped end of the reed and the reed will begin to split. Carefully pull the reed apart. We do not recommend reusing reeds because pest and disease buildup can kill your bee house population.

How to Open BeeTubes
Carefully snip the end of a BeeTube and begin peeling apart in a diagonal tear. Use an opened paperclip to nudge any cocoons stuck at the spin-closed end of the BeeTube.

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