Awesome Quicklock trays

Awesome Quicklock trays

Our Beediverse stackable Quicklock trays  are easy to use- for the bees and the mason bee keeper, easy for harvesting cocoons and easy to clean…

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How cute!  Leafcutter bees

How cute! Leafcutter bees

Leafcutter bees need a good month or more of hot weather to develop into adults before they are ready to emerge, fly and begin pollinating…

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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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