- May 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
During this class, you will learn the basics of native bee biology with an emphasis on mason bees and other cavity-nesting bees and how to raise them in your yard. After the presentation, you will assemble a cavity-nesting bee house from a pre-cut ‘kit’ of cedar or locally sourced tamarack to take home with you, including 50 – 100 nesting reeds and personalized instruction about where to place your house. You will receive step-by-step instruction for maintaining a healthy population of cavity nesting bees in Northern Minnesota, including nest placement, food and nest-building needs, how to protect your bees from predators, keep them pest and disease-free, and how to care for them in winter. Finally, there will be a demonstration of bees and other insects that you may find in your bee house.
Instruction and all materials. You will take home your fully assembled cedar or tamarack cavity-nesting bee house stuffed with natural nesting reeds. You’ll have knowledge of basic cavity-nesting bee biology where to place a bee house to attract native bees, along with strategies to protect them from predators and prepare them for winter.
You should bring…
We’ll have all materials and supplies, but if you have a cordless drill/driver, that would be helpful!
No prior experience needed
Best for Ages…
18 and older
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and is not handicapped accessible.