On Saturday, January 29, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm noon, City Fruit is offering a Mason Bees for Pollination class at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Use this Brown Paper Tickets link to sign up.
North America is in the midst of a pollination challenge with the honeybees and our fruit and garden crops suffer as result. Native, non-aggressive mason bees can dramatically increase fruit yields while improving the entire city ecosyste
Take action on the pollination challenge in your neighborhood by learning to manage mason bees. In this class, you’ll learn how to be successful in raising mason bees, you’ll see fun techniques to try in your yard, and you’ll receive hands-on experience with harvesting mason bee
Instructor Dave Hunter has been working with mason bees for nearly 20 years. He has been partnering with US scientists, University researchers, the ARS/Logan Bee Lab, and multiple experts across the country to help gardeners become more aware of their pollination requirements. He recently opened the internet www.crownbees.com to assist gardeners with successfully raising mason bees.