Harvesting mason bee cocoons from Cardboard tubes with Liners-

Harvesting mason bee cocoons from Cardboard tubes with Liners-

This morning I received an email from NormSubject: cocoon removal” I have the cardboard tubes with liners. Is it possible to remove the cocoons from this type nest?”Answer:Yes it…

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Launch of Beediverse.com web site with new look and feel

Launch of Beediverse.com web site with new look and feel

My web site was launched today with two methods of secure payment options- Moneris and Paypal.  Choose either one.  It will be fun to add…

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Apple varieties- Bessamyanka Michurina and Atrachan Red

Apple varieties- Bessamyanka Michurina and Atrachan Red

  Pastoral scene on Saltspring Island  The apple Festival was held at the old Fulford Hall- a lovely old hall.  Perfect for such…

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Innovative pest control using sheep

Innovative pest control using sheep

I am not a sheep or grain farmer, but this is welcome news.  Grazing as an alternative to pesticide applications! Link to web site

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Setting-up at the Saltspring Apple Festival.

Setting-up at the Saltspring Apple Festival.

We started with an empty hall.  There were cardboard boxes filled with apples of 302 apple varieties.  Tables were set out and  apples were placed…

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WA Apple tasting event this coming weekend

WA Apple tasting event this coming weekend

Here is another great event if you live in the Washington area, on the west coast of North America.  The “Sample the Apple and Pear…

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