Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 8, 2014 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Homesteader's Emporium
Street: 649 E. Hastings Street
Website or Map: http://www.homesteadersempori…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: dtes
Organized By: Brian Campbell
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2014
Learn all about keeping mason bees with one of the Lower Mainland's most knowledgeable instructors! Brian Campbell of Blessed Bee Farm (and resident pollination expert at West Coast Seeds) will bring in REAL LIVE mason bee cocoons which you will learn to handle and prepare for the coming season. This two hour program will teach you everything you need to successfully keep mason bees at home, including:
What are mason bees and how are they different from honeybees?
What to plant in your garden to make your bees happy (and how your bees will make your garden happy!)
How to select or build a great mason bee house
Identifying and separating parasites and healthy bee cocoons
Cleaning your mason bee house to remove parasites
How mason bees behave and where to look to see them in action!