What does an incremental or staggered release of bee cocoons mean?

 What does an incremental or staggered release of bee cocoons mean?

Q. What does an incremental or staggered release of bee cocoons mean?

An incremental or staggered release of bee cocoons means that you release mason bees a couple of weeks apart.

Since female mason bees only fly for about 6 weeks, incremental release means you could extend your pollination season. A staggered cocoon release is helpful if you have unpredictable weather, which is typical in the spring.

Storms, cold-snaps, and heavy rain can harm or kill flying mason bees. By releasing a portion of your cocoons at a time, you increase the bee’s chance of survival.



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