Spring is just around the corner in Vancouver!

Spring is just around the corner in Vancouver!

A few days ago on March 20th, I drove into Vancouver and Stanley Park to see if spring had arrived in the city. Trees still…

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Coquitlam NOW newspaper article on Mason bees.

Coquitlam NOW newspaper article on Mason bees.

Click on the link herehttp://www.thenownews.com/life/Mason+bees+bomb+gardeners/4490113/story.html A good overview of mason bees and what they can do for the gardener. Margriet

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Radio 650 CISL with Brian Minter and special guest Dr.Margriet Dogterom

Radio 650 CISL with Brian Minter and special guest Dr.Margriet Dogterom

Brian Minter of Minter Country Gardens invited me to be part of the 1 hour radio broadcast this morning. It was a beautiful sunny drive to…

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Early spring flowers for bees: Heather and Pieris japonica

Early spring flowers for bees: Heather and Pieris japonica

The best way to find the kind of flowers bees like is to go shopping on a sunny day.  Wild bumble bees, honey bees and…

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Event: Victoria, British Columbia

Event: Victoria, British Columbia

Patricia at Garden Works will be doing a seminar on “The Secret life of Mason Bees”.  She has been looking after mason bees for 14…

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How to: Success with mason bees in rainy spring weather.

How to: Success with mason bees in rainy spring weather.

Spring is notorious for its rainy days and stormy weather amongst some beautiful sunny days. If you set out all your mason bee cocoons out…

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