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    Mason Bee Steel Sieve for cleaning and separating Mason Bee Cocoons.

    Use this strainer to hold cocoons during rinsing and cleaning process in preparation for storage and safe-keeping.

    How to use:
    - Soak cocoons in a pail of water to remove majority of mud
    - This may take an hour or two
    - Place cocoons into sieve, and run cocoons under cold running water while continuously rolling
    - Final rinse for a couple minutes with a cap of bleach in a large bowl of cold water to remove any fungal spores
    - Air dry for several hours on paper towels and store over the winter in fridge
    - During Spring, set box near nesting tunnels. Bees should emerge when outside temperatures rise.

    Cocoons not included

     

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