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This blog includes: management tips on how to keep mason bees, stories and pictures from other mason bee keepers, trends in the industry, research news, interesting links, review of products, events and other interesting items.

I have been a biologist since I was a kid. Then I became a "bee biologist". From bees in my garden to studying them at Simon Fraser University, I still find bees fascinating. Pollination with bees also became a focus when I studied pollination of blueberries. My journey with bees continued into the business world. In 1999 I started my company Beediverse Products and developed a line of products to keep mason bees. I first developed a successful method for harvesting mason bee cocoons and then I developed a line of products including: book,DVD, poster,mason bee homes and tools.

Now, my main interest and enthusiasm is focused on figuring out how to best manage mason bees and produce them by the billions. For this reason we are continually testing new ideas, widgets and gadgets for making the job of keeping mason bees easier and more successful.

In the centre of the hall apple varieties were on display. 

On the periphery of the hall there were all kinds of vendors from food to heirloom tomato seeds, to fruit trees and of course our table of mason bee homes and more.

 

Harry Burton- Thanks Harry for putting on a great show every year!

Busy traffic at Beediverse mason bee product table.

A piece of apple pie please.

Wolf River

It  always amazes me to view all the apple varieties at the Saltspring apple festival, and then eat an apple slice with a known apple variety! 

Awesome!

Here are a few that attracted my attention.

 

 

   

 

 

 

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