Cocoon harvest on Saltspring Island

Cocoon harvest on Saltspring Island

Harry Burton emailed me these pictures of his excellent cocoon harvest.  My guess is around 5000 cocoons or more.

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Pollen lump and why

Pollen lump and why

Hugh L. from Chilliwack phoned and asked why 15% of nest contents are pollen lumps and not adult bees inside their cocoons.  Pollen lumps found…

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Workshops on Vancouver Island - a great success

Workshops on Vancouver Island – a great success

Thanks everyone!  It was great meeting you all.  A special thank you to Art Knapps in Courtenay, Cultivate Garden and Gifts in Parksville and Buckerfields…

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Mason bee workshops VI this weekend!

Mason bee workshops VI this weekend!

Dr Margriet will be leading 3 workshops on Vancouver island this weekend. Bring your mason bee house and we can check to see how many…

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mason bee feeding on lavender

mason bee feeding on lavender

A nice little clip of a mason bees grooming and feeding herself on lavender in a balcony garden.  Also see videos of mason bees chewing…

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Support pollinators with cover crops

Support pollinators with cover crops

Discover How to Support Pollinators with Cover Crops Cover crops can do a lot for your farm. To learn how they can support a thriving…

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