Laurie Gibson

Linn County - Mason Bee Cocoon Care Classes

Various locations - see below for sites and dates

United States

Sat, Oct 19, 2019 10:00 am - Sat, Nov 9, 2019 12:00 pm



NEW bonus class added!
Monday, Nov 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Albany J & B Garden Center
350 NW Hickory St, Albany

1. Saturday Oct 19 10:00-Noon
Lebanon
Lebanon Senior Center
80 Tangent St., Lebanon

2. Saturday Oct 19 4:30-6:30
Brownsville
City Hall - Community Rm.
225 N Main St., Brownsville

3. Saturday Oct 26 10:00-Noon
Albany
J & B Garden Center
350 NW Hickory St, Albany

4. Monday Oct 28 10:00-Noon
Linn Extension Office
Lg. Conf. Rm.
333630 McFarland Rd. Tangent

5. Wednesday Nov 6 10:00-Noon
Linn Extension Office
Lg. Conf. Rm.
333630 McFarland Rd., Tangent

6. Saturday Nov 9 10:00-Noon
Sweet Home
Hoy’s Hardware
3041 Main St., Sweet Home
Event Cost
Pre-registration is required for these FREE classes.
Contact name
Elizabeth Records
Contact phone

Learn mason bee cocoon care to protect your bees and get the all the pollination benefits of a healthy mason bee population. About 30% of blue orchard mason bees survive in nature, but we can get about a 90% survival rate by harvesting and properly cleaning the cocoons. Learn the latest recommendations for harvesting, cleaning and storing cocoons. You will likely see examples of pests, mold and a fungus that affects the cocoons. If you do not service your cocoons, your site will likely be dead within 1-3 years.

Registration is required for these free mason bee cocoon harvesting classes with space limited to 15 people per session. The same topics are offered in each session.

Bring your filled tubes, teasel, and laminated blocks. Those who come to just learn (and do not have filled tubes/blocks) can help you harvest your cocoons. Bee houses, tubes/liners, blocks and pollinator related books will be for sale at these classes.
Please call the Linn Co Ext office at 541-967-3871 if you later find that you cannot come, so we can open your spot to others.

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