Does anyone know about Mason Bees? We had some last year and they nested in tubes. I put them in the refrigerator over winter and they’re still there in the tubes. It’s still too cold here to put them out with no pollen producers blooming yet.
My question is, should I have taken the paper liners out, unwrapped them and removed the larvae? Or do the bees do that on their own?
I’ve never see good instructions on what to do and when, after the bees fill the tubes.
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