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Mason Bee Classes

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
by kristinahoney
Sat, March 2 at 1pm and again March 16 at 1pm
Mason Beekeeping with Tom Theobald at Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N 26th St, Boulder, CO
The importance of our native ‘solitary’ bee species to the pollination of our crops, flowers, and native plants is receiving increased attention. For over 30 years, Tom Theobald of Niwot Honey Farm has been propagating one of the most ‘useful’ species, mason bees (blue orchard bees), and will teach how to attract and care for these gentle native pollinators. Mason bees are not a replacement for honey bees, but they are excellent pollinators of the early fruits – cherries, apples, etc. They stay close to home, don’t sting, don’t require the year-round commitment of a colony of honey bees and provide a great way to introduce children to the world of pollinators. Harlequin’s Gardens will have filled straws (containing male and female adult bees in hibernation) for sale for $12 a straw.
IMPORTANT: You must RESERVE your Mason Bee straws IN ADVANCE by calling Harlequin’s Gardens at 303-939-9403. Pre-payment of mason bee straws is required. Class cost: $15.
Kristina Williams