Spring Cardboard BeeTubes and Inserts for Mason Bees - 8mm

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  • Spring Cardboard BeeTubes and Inserts for Mason Bees - 8mm
  • Spring Cardboard BeeTubes and Inserts for Mason Bees - 8mm
  • Spring Cardboard BeeTubes and Inserts for Mason Bees - 8mm
  • 8mm mason BeeTubes back side
$15.50
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Description

Spring Cardboard BeeTube & Insert - 8mm. This is both the outer "guard tube" and insert. When combined, this protects the developing mason bee larva from parasitic wasps. Save 15% when you order in bulk quantity of 250.

Specifications

  • Spiral wound 3 ply cardboard outer BeeTube: 10mm OD, 8mm ID, 5 7/8" long
  • Spiral wound glacine paper insert: 8mm OD, 7mm ID 6" long
  • 36 or 250 count.

Product Features

  • Inserts easily fit within these 8mm inside diameter. 
  • Thickness of both BeeTube and Insert stops most parasitic wasp attacks.
  • 36 count is fine for about 40 mason bee cocoons.
  • For harvesting cocoons in the fall, remove inserts and drop them into a bath of tepid water. Within 10 minutes the glue dissolves and the paper and cocoons are easily separated.  Follow other harvesting advice to finish cleaning and storing the cocoons.
  • For DIY Bee Houses, ensure roof is a minimum of 3” longer than BeeTube & Insert.
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