Bee gardening classes

Bombus melanopygus queen on 'Anne's Purple' Spanish lavender Honeycomb Hideout view west Plants ready for planting at the Haven

 

March 16, 2019. Planting the Bee Garden class.

Time: 8am to 11am

Cost: $50. Register here.

Bee pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? We’ll discuss garden design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as how to encourage insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. We’ll also learn about some of the latest research on bees and gardens and how to incorporate this into your garden. The class will conclude with a tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees. Registration includes light breakfast and snacks, course handouts, and a plant for your garden.

 

April 6, 2019. Planting the Bee Garden class.

Time: 8am to 11am

Cost: $50. Register here.

Bee pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? We’ll discuss garden design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as how to encourage insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. We’ll also learn about some of the latest research on bees and gardens and how to incorporate this into your garden. The class will conclude with a tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees. Registration includes light breakfast and snacks, course handouts, and a plant for your garden.

 

April 6, 2019. Bee Watching for Beginners class.

Time: 12pm to 3pm

Cost: $50. Register here.

Observing and identifying the bees in our gardens can be challenging. We’ll start with an overview of bee anatomy and learn how to distinguish bees from other insects. We’ll then look at key features of common bees that can be used to identify them in flight. The class will finish in the Haven for hands-on experience observing and identifying bees. Photography encouraged!

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