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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.

 

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