Winterizing your mason bees

2 Nov

Mason bee nests and cocoons need management at this time of year to give them a great start in the spring. We’ll open some nests up to look inside for pests and diseases, and learn what the best practices are to reduce the impacts of pathogens.  Other topics covered will be:

Natural history of the mason bee

Bee biology and behaviour

Yearly Management tasks to keep your bees healthy

Siting your mason bee nest

Gardening and plant selection for the mason bee

Nest and cocoon cleaning

Storage over the winter

Spring release

When:

Saturday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, November 22, 2014

Where:

Homesteader’s Emporium

649 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2

604 568-7675

 

If you have a mason bee house, condo or nest, please bring it!

To register please contact Homesteader’s Emporium by phone or register online here:

http://www.homesteadersemporium.ca/calendar/

 

I hope to see you there.

Brian

 

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