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Category Archives: bees
I was over on the Mainland earlier this week and spent three days enjoying many things, including a tour of some urban agriculture in practice, Terra Madre Day celebrations Vancouver style, and a few minutes in the public eye to … Continue reading
As mentioned previously I returned home to find my Bombus box deserted and only a couple of sickly bees still staggering about under the bedding. Mine were Bombus vosnesenskii or yellow-faced bumblebees, and I’d lured them into the box in … Continue reading
Saturday morning we repaired (by schoolbus) to the beautiful spaces at Okanagan College, where the luckiest presenters spoke in the curvy pod at the top of the stairs, but really everything was lovely there, including a fine breakfast of fresh … Continue reading
By now all my Blue Orchard Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria) are finished: this year’s adults have gone to the great flower garden in the sky and the next generation is tucked up in its nesting tubes waiting for spring. It … Continue reading