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Knox Cellars Bee Chalet

Posted by ltilton 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 21, 13 at 17:33

A review of this product for mason bees, which I bought this year to replace the Knox Cellars straw/liner system, from which I could never manage to extract the liners with the bees inside.

The bee chalet is a set of interlocking trays that hold the Knox liner straws. I set out two, which were almost entirely ignored by the bees. Today, disassembling them to remove any straws containing bees, I realize why. They were WET inside! The straws were all soaked.

I certainly won't use them again. A waste of a not inconsiderable outlay of money.

I note that a few unprotected paper liners, residing in one of my usual coffee cans, were quite dry.


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RE: Knox Cellars Bee Chalet

Should have placed the trays where protected from rain, snow, etc.

Strange how tin cans can provide that sort of protection!


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