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*Creating Native Bee Houses (take home a native bee house; free for seniors)

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*Creating Native Bee Houses (take home a native bee house; free for seniors)

Time: February 15, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West End Community Center, Stanley Court Room
Street: 870 Denman St.
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://westendcc.ca/
Phone: Register: #143148 WECC 604.257.8333 or Vancouver Recreation Link below or in person.
Event Neighbourhood and Type: west end, bees, pollinators, native bees, mason bees, workshop, seeds
Organized By: Village Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks and WE Neighbourhood Food Network
Latest Activity: Feb 12

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Event Description

In this joint VV Eldergreens-WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop, Hives for Humanity will lead us in creating Houses for Native Bees, including Mason Bees, as part of our continuing efforts to support pollinator well-being in the West End.

You'll learn about the importance of native bees, native bee plant relationships, native bee life cycles, and honeybees vs. native bees. We'll decorate the native bee houses, which consist mainly of upcycled wood cut to assemble triangle shaped houses. Participants will hand roll tubes for the houses, and we may also create some houses out of pop bottles. Discussion on where to hang houses, what plants to plant nearby and what signs to look for, as well as after care instructions, will follow, and everyone who wants to will be able to take a bee house home with them!

Pick up a 2018-19 West End Urban Garden Calendar, and some free seeds for your garden from the West End community seed library. Swapping and seed donations welcome, and we're able to make seed donations to West End community and school gardens (contact us1st at seedsaving@villagevancouver.ca). 

Cost: $10. FREE for Seniors (50 and over). 50% discount Leisure Access Card discount available.

Register: #143148 WECC 604.257.8333 or Vancouver Recreation (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/creating-native-bee-houses/139174) or in person. Advance registration encouraged.

This workshop is part of Village Vancouver's Building Community Food Security and Resilience Project. This project is made possible by the BC Ministry of Agriculture's Grow Local program. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Agriculture.

Organized and led by seniors, VV ElderGreens brings seniors, youth and others together to share food gardening skills and wisdom through workshops and other activities. All ages welcome, please contact us at vveldergreens@villagevancouver.ca if you're interested in getting involved.

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network (foodwestend.wordpress.com) are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (www.vancouverfoodnetworks.com) check it out!

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