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First Friday: Spring Mason Bee Care

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

a graphic announcing the March 1 First Friday: Spring Care of Mason Bees. Shows an image of a mason bee nest boxes actively being filled by mason bees with a close up of a mason bee covered in pollen on a nesting tube.Master Gardener and Master Melittologist, Carol Slavkovsky will take you on a journey into the world of Mason bees. In this engaging presentation, participants will delve into the fascinating lifecycle of mason bees learning of these industrious and efficient pollinators.

Explore the intricate stages of a mason bee’s life. Gain a deeper appreciation for their unique characteristics and the vital role they play in the pollination process.

Discover the art of establishing a nurturing environment for mason bees. Carol will share insights on selecting and arranging suitable nesting sites, including materials, shapes, and locations that encourage mason bee activity.

As spring unfolds, so do the mason bees. Understand the significance of the emergence period and how to optimize ideal conditions. Carol will provide practical tips on recognizing signs of bee activity, ensuring your garden becomes a welcoming haven for these early-season pollinators.

Learn to create habitats that beckon mason bees to return year after year. Explore planting strategies, and maintenance practices that contribute to sustained mason bee populations. Learn how your efforts in the spring can have a lasting impact on the health of these essential pollinators.

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Date:
March 1
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free
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