Mason Bee Harvest

Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Type: 

Come join us Saturday, November 18th @ 11 am for a comprehensive workshop on Mason Bees.

Bring your mason bee house and nesting blocks and learn how to:

  • Harvest and clean cocoons.
  • ID healthy cocoons, parasitized cocoons and infected cocoons.
  • Candle cocoons to ensure only healthy cocoons are being overwintered, not parasitized cocoons.
  • Prepare cocoons for storage over winter.

If you have your own harvesting supplies such as: a harvesting scoop, sieve, forceps and petri dish, please bring them. We recommend that cocoons are overwintered in a ‘humidity cooler’. If you have one, bring it. During the workshop, there will be limited harvesting tools to share. If you wish to have your own tools, there will be supplies onsite for purchase. All of these supplies are available during the workshop for 10% off.

*Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call (250) 769-7272 to register