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Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning & Storage Virtual Class

November 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 9 AT 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Join Mark Fitzsimons as he takes you through the methods and steps of cocoon cleaning and storage, so you will be ready to host a healthy bee colony next spring.

Take notes while you watch or clean your own cocoons along with the class.

If you want to clean along with Mark, get set up ahead of time with your bees (mason bee tubes, reeds, or bee blocks that are designed to be opened for cleaning), a bowl of room temperature water, and cloth or paper towels. A soft bristle toothbrush may also be useful. Mark will teach you to sort the cocoons, separate them from debris and identify potential issues.

Other handy items to have-

A kitchen mesh strainer

and for removing cocoons from trays, a slotted screwdriver,
and for removing liners from cardboard tubes and peeling paper tubes, a small sidecutting pliers and needlenose plier,

The class will be held by Zoom and will not be recorded.

We require a reservation, so please phone our West Linn shop to sign up. To register call our West Linn shop at 503-445-2699 ext. 4.  There is a $5 registration fee.  The day after the class, those who attended will receive a $5 in-store coupon.

Class Registration Closes at 4:30 PM, Sunday, November 7th!


November 9
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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