|Bottom board removed|
First Layer of the Nest
I cleaned, washed, and counted this years results: we have about 250 new Cocoons to put into the fridge for next years release. There seems to be a good mix of Males to Females.
Wood shaving and a small damp fold of Paper Towel was placed inside with the Bees. The damp Paper Towel was place away from the Bees. They will be up-front on top-shelf in the fridge where I can watch them.
Jan, my daughter-in-law's mother, helped with the harvest.
In empty holes we found many Yellow Jackets, holding up for the winter - they did not survive the process.