search the Beediverse Blog


Here is a bee tree that is different!  Surrey municipality (BC) is promoting mason bees and how important bees are in pollinating and producing seeds and fruits.  This tree is certainly colourful.  The different coloured branches will help bees orient to their nests.  Each branch has a multitude of nesting tunnels.  This spring mason bees will be placed in close proximity to the nesting holes and the attending public will be planting bee attractive plants in late April/early May.

Bee tree in the summer when mason bee eggs are developing into adult mason bees

Bee tree waiting for mason bees to wake up.

 

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Your email address will not be published.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

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

December 10th, 2013

Margriet, Can you verify that this picture is a Parasitic Wasp (or not)? Thanks. Valeri W[...]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

December 22nd, 2013

It is holiday time.  We travelled   into the Interior of BC after a snow fall and during a cold snap[...]

Young students at workshop

Young students at workshop

November 23rd, 2013

Here is Margriet  showing crowd of 40 people at Amsterdam Nursery how to clean their harvested cocoo[...]

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[...]

What Mason bees are these?

What Mason bees are these?

December 10th, 2013

Hi,  I put out a box of 7mm tubes next to my normal 8mm  tubes for the Orchard Mason Bees or O[...]

Dates of posting blog entries
August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031