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Emergence Chambers and Nest Care


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EMERGENCE CHAMBER/BEE NEST TUBE CLEANING

Our bee nest was designed to be mostly maintenance free, but over time debris and mites can build up in the nest tubes and cleaning may be needed. To clean the nest, an Emergence Chamber is required. This is a dark box/cover with a small hole at the bottom which allows the new bees to emerge from the nest but does not allow them to return.

HOW TO USE THE EMERGENCE CHAMBER:

CLEANING THE NEST*:

*Clean the nest only when the nesting tubes are empty
**Reamer set included with purchase of emergence chamber

As in nesting areas like hollow stems or holes in tree trunks, mites and parasites can build up in the pollen bee nest as well, even with an annual cleaning. In nature, wood and other natural nesting sites will break down, resulting in bees having to find new nesting sites and thus eliminating the bees' exposure to disease or parasites. Even with an annual cleaning, we suggest the nest be replaced after 2-3 years to completely eliminate the exposure to any potential build-up of parasites.

Purchase Emergence Chambers with cleaning kits here.

Download the Pollen Bee Nest cleaning Instructions (pdf) here.