Bees

Asked April 10, 2018, 2:10 PM EDT

Hello I am interested in making a home for bees in a board. I will drill 5/16” holes for them. I am concerned about the mites that can live in the holes and hurt the bees. Should I still do it? Thank you

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Yes, you should go ahead an make your bee nest. However, there is some maintenance that needs to be done at the end of the season. Please see pages 4-5 of the following publication, http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/tunnel-nest-management-xerces-society.pdf

This will explain what needs to be done to protect the bees from parasites and disease problems.
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