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Medium Mason Bee Wood Trays (48-Hole)


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Medium re-usable wood nesting trays (48-hole) for mason bees.



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!

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