Heres a paper straw source!
- Hi, all, try this source for paper straws:cheers,PennyPenny Miller, DirectorOglebay ZooWheeling, WV 26003304-243-4027In a message dated 6/4/2009 7:55:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, thr8z@... writes:
Dave:I have had good luck with the paper craft straws known as Artstraws that are available on line from school supply kind of places, like www.unbeatables ale.com or www.dickblick. com. I've gotten diameters from 4mm to .25 inches. They are long so you cut them to your desired length. They are not as sturdy as the commercial ones for bees, but they have been good for me and are really cheap.T'aiOn Jun 4, 2009, at 6:05 PM, David_r_smith@ fws.gov wrote:
As part of National Pollination Week, I will be giving a native bee-backyard habitat presentation at one of our local nurseries. I would like to incorporate an activity as part of the presentation so that I am not just doing a lot of talking. I thought having people construct nest tubes with numerous paper straws would be worth considering. I didn't think wooden nest blocks would work as far as having enough tools and drills.
Has anyone done something similar? And one more question, is there a specific website or source for paper straws for nesting bees. Do any paper straws work? It is actually hard to find paper straws these days, most are plastic
Thanks a lot,
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