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Old 02-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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So bleach water doesn't work? I have been wondering about how to keep mites at bay, but still I can't imagine washing my cocoons by unwinding my paper tubes. But then again I want to keep the healthiest bees as natural as possible. I can imagine cleaning with if I get a stackable condo though.

I am going to put my nests in a box with a small hole in it for exit and have new homes for them to go into and that's about it. I am also going to make sure to use thick tubes that wasps can't harm the cocoons or the wood stackables if I can afford and find them in time.

Any suggestions for bumble bee housing?

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:00 PM   #12
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There are several threads discussing bumble bee habitat that may be helpful to you. This one is particularly nice-
Native bee habitat
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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I just bought some stackable housing so next year I will be able to clean them easily.
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