search the Beediverse Blog


We baby sat a home with some farm animals last week.  An easy task, I’d say.

I was warned a bout the ram.

I don’t know this fellow’s name….

A nice looking fellow.

 I was warned not to go into the pen, because I would very quickly be on my butt.  He looked pretty calm to me.
This morning, I gave him fresh water, through the fence, but the bowl for his oats were a little distance from the fence- but close to the gate.  Protected by a fence board from any onslaughts, I held the board at his head level and against my legs. I meekly entered the gate.  I had not stepped into the pen before he head butted the board, cracked the board and off course I made my escape.  Phew, that was close!

I have re-named him “Stew”

You may be wondering what this story has to do with mason bees.  Since all the mason bees are in their cocoons and are awaiting fall cleaning, I am enjoyed a few days away on a farm on Vancouver Island.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Popular Posts

How many mason bees do I need to pollinate my small orchard.

How many mason bees do I need to pollinate my small orchard.

December 28th, 2013

A question from Gary, WA.  "Approximately how many bees do  I need to pollinate  17 fruit tr[...]

No thumbnail available

December- what to do

December 10th, 2013

1.  With snow falling all around us, it is a good time to clean any nesting trays which have benn em[...]

Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

December 10th, 2013

From summer to early winter place mason bee homes inside a net bag.  This will prevent your mason be[...]

Winter cocoon storage in the Kootenays

Winter cocoon storage in the Kootenays

December 28th, 2013

A question from Anne in the Kootenays (BC). " I was given your starting kit as a gift, and I [...]

Super walls- a closeup

Super walls- a closeup

December 10th, 2013

   When bee finds a nesting tunnel in wood, plastic or some other material, the female bee will plac[...]

Dates of posting blog entries
July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031