Mason bee quaetions
I have some mason bees from the last 2 years, mostly in drilled out wood. I am interested in the paper liners, but IÃ¯Â¿Â½m in the dark about a few things. I have read some comments about tubes and paper liners that I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t understand. One said to remove the paper liner and throw away. I thought the paper liner is where the bees lay their eggs, so just what are they talking about? There is also something about Ã¯Â¿Â½cleaningÃ¯Â¿Â½ the cocoons. What are they talking about there, and how? Then there is the fact of the tubes they come out of. Since they donÃ¯Â¿Â½t all come out at the same time and some not at all, they start going right back in again to spend the night, lay eggs etc. As they come out when it is still nippy out, some stay in while others come and go, so how do you get rid of the old tubes without messing with the bees that are still in, going back it etc?