Orchard Mason Bees

February 16, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bradner Gardens Park classroom
1730 Bradner Place South
Seattle, WA 98144
City Fruit
Photo: Trent Elwing

Learn why mason bees are valuable pollinators in the urban orchard.  This workshop will cover the life cycle of orchard mason bees, pollination by solitary bees, parasites and diseases, and the pros and cons of different types of bee blocks.  Cocoons will be available to observe and students will learn about DIY bee blocks.  Instructor Patrick Mann is a hobby orchardist and an urban orchard steward at Brandon Triangle Orchard in south Seattle.

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One Response to Orchard Mason Bees

  1. Janet Duecy says:

    Please register me for the Orchard Mason Bees class on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 am. RSVP. Thank you.

    PS Totally unrelated: what are Mirabelles? (Mirabelle Tart recipe)

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