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Mason Bee Cocoon Care for the Willamette Valley


Location details will be provided to attendees.

Oct 9 - Oct 23, 2021

FREE - registration required.

Contact for questions and requests for accessibility-related accommodations
Elizabeth Records

Not sure of the best way to take care of your Mason Bees? Watch our free online ‘Cocoon Care’ instructional movie at your convenience and learn how you can triple the survival rate of your bees by getting rid of pests and parasites. If the movie does not answer all your questions you can get them answered by signing up for one of our live Q & A sessions.

Our popular workshop has been adapted just for 2021. Please read on for what to expect:

1. Watch the Cocoon Care demonstration movie on your own schedule. (To view, CLICK HERE.) This will be where you get a detailed show and tell of bee life cycles, cocoon care techniques, and pests.

2. RSVP for the Cocoon Care Q&A Session of your choice. Click the date you want and follow directions to enroll. You will get a confirmation email with a link and passcode to join your session.

3. Join your Q&A session by Zoom or phone to ask any questions you may have.

When should I clean my cocoons? Many people will choose to follow along with their own cocoon care project while watching the movie. Or you can do your cocoon care project during the Q&A.

If you find anything surprising, take photos with your phone's camera and and you'll get a number to text us the pictures during the session for real time troubleshooting.

Thanks again for joining us for Mason Bee Cocoon Care!

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