20 Dec 2010 Crab apples, small and large

20 Dec 2010 Crab apples, small and large

After a dinner at a community hall one year, I wandered through the surrounding garden and I was delighted to see this crab apple tree with all…

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Problems with bees finding their own nesting tunnel.

Problems with bees finding their own nesting tunnel.

After our trip through Saskatchewan, the idea of a workable yurt for mason bees began.  I was fascinated by the roof opening and how it…

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Prairie yurts part 2

Prairie yurts part 2

Yurts of all colours in the distance.  These prairie yurts make pollination feasible since leafcutter bee nests are protected from the wind and rain.  Temperatures inside the yurt…

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Bees in the prairies

Bees in the prairies

The first time I saw yurts was in 2005.  Strange structures in a prairie alfalfa field In 2005, we travelled across Canada for a holiday. While…

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Food plants for bees

Food plants for bees

Thank you for your feedback, comments, great ideas and questions.  If you have any pictures and or stories about mason bees to pass along to other…

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Yurt

Yurt

A mason bee on a cabbage flower.   Our first yurts were made out of wood. and the nests were set up inside the yurt.…

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