Monthly Archives: April 2012
Here on the west coast of British Columbia, my favourite flower came out in abundance. It is a wonderful plant that provides both pollen and nectar to bees when there is little else for them to forage on early spring. One day, this beautiful plant will be encouraged in lawn and gardens!
|In this field, many dandelions provide an abundance of food for bees
in early spring before apple blossoms appear (apple orchard in background).
We have been busy shipping mason bee cocoons and mason bee homes to our customers. There is always lots to do. Over Easter we visited our family on the Sunshine Coast. I was alerted to a store sign about Mason bees. I drove to the Sunshine Coast Nursery and took a photo of their great sign. The photos is slightly out of focus, but here is what it says
MASON BEES ARE
BRING THEM TO
What a great sign to let people know that mason bees are being sold at this store.
I hope everyone is enjoying our wonderful spring weather. Margriet
Here is an article of great importance. It describes two studies with a commonly used pesticide that show a serious effects on bumble bee populations.