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Mason Bee Housecleaning Workshop

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Mason Bee Housecleaning Workshop

Time: October 24, 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Street: 5151 Oak Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://vandusengarden.org
Phone: 604-718-5898
Event Neighbourhood and Type: shaughnessy, gardening
Organized By: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2015

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VanDusen Member: $35 / Non-member: $45

Register online or by calling 604-718-5898

Learn how to keep a clean mason bee nest.

Mason bees need a clean nest for optimal health, and this hands-on workshop shows you how to do it and why it is important. Led by Bee Master Brian Campbell, participants will open nests, understand the bee-built architecture inside, and look for problems such as parasitic wasps, carpet beetles, fungus and mites. The bee cocoons will be taken out and washed, while home invaders such as wasps will be found and removed. If you have a mason bee nest, bring it to class for cleaning, as well as a clean mason jar and a flashlight.

Photo credit: emerging bee by Mark Macdonald

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