Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans
1. A recent aerial spraying of mosquito repellent, meant to keep the Zika virus at bay, has left millions of bees dead in South Carolina — and many professional bee keepers in devastation.
zika insecticide threatens bees
2. On October 8 at 10 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will present a workshop on how to harvest mason bees cocoons. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee nests. A hands on class.
learn to evaluate mason bees cocoons
3. A storm-damaged area of Loren Thompson Park will soon see new life with the planting of a pollinator garden.
Crow Wing County Master Gardener Ken Lueken was brought on to develop a design and select plants that will attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The planned garden will consist of native prairie grasses, hedges and flowering plants, along with pathways, patio pavers, benches and interpretive signage.
baxter city council buffet bees pollinator garden
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