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Date(s) - March 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Agricultural Hall


Mason bees, or orchard bees, are prodigious pollinators. Unlike honey bees, mason bees are solitary (and native to the Americas) and, as such, all females are fertile and produce eggs which they lay in small deep holes packed with food (a pollen and nectar mix), and seal with mud.  And they’re really cute & gentle. 

Learn about our native mason bees and how to provide them an attractive nesting house. The workshop ends with a mason bee house construction project after which every participant will leave with a mason bee house ready for the bees’ arrival — any day now! Provide them a home and they will move in.

They’ll be here soon but they’re only active for a few weeks; they showed up in Boston by April 16 last year.

The entire two-part workshop will be taught twice, once from 10-12 and again from 12-2. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring an empty can measuring anywhere from 2 – 3.5 inches in diameter and 4-5 inches tall. You’ll see why…

Registration is required for this paid (but affordable) event. Visit http://masonbees.bpt.me/