There is always lots of interest in mason bee workshops. People are keen to learn about this beneficial critter.
Workshops and seminars are such a fun way to learn.
Here I am doing a show-and tell of how to set up mason bee houses and how to protect mason bee homes from those tiny pesky parasitic wasps.
At Amsterdam Nursery, Pitt Meadows, BC, their heated greenhouse makes a fine ‘room’ for workshops.
It is always fun to share information with gardeners who have just started or have managed mason bees for several years.
Jodine has joined us at Beediverse. If you are a store manager, you might just see her zipping around garden stores. Or if you attend one of Beediverse mason bee workshops, she will be there to show you how easy it is to care for mason bees. And what fun!
The Salt Spring Island (BC) Apple Festival on Sunday, Sept 29th, 2013, is celebrating the incredible apple diversity of our beautiful island. Although the crop this year is low, we are happy to include some other farms that are not normally Hosts for the Apple Festival to make sure your farm experience is delightful. In 2011, we displayed 302 apple varieties at Fulford Hall, all grown ORGANICALLY here on Salt Spring Island, BC. We connect you with apples, that are tasty, rare, historical and unusual, and as a bonus, we will connect you with the farmers that grow them. Have a look at over 1000 photos from Apple Festival 2011 on the website
We are excited that Beediverse will be at the next Seattle Flower and Garden show on Feb 20-24 2013. Come and visit our booth and bring your questions. We will have lots of knowledgeable people at the booth to answer your questions.
We are at Booth 2319. We are sharing a large booth with West coast Seeds. A combination of mason bee products, mason bee cocoons and seeds will be available for your garden.
Art Knapps in Courtenay, BC, is having a Free workshop on Sat Nov 10th, 10 -noon.
Learn what is inside a mason bee nest and how to harvest cocoons.
Give them a call and register 1 250 334 3024