Mason Bee Talk & Box Building Workshop - Sat Feb 23

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society will be hosting Gord Hutchings on February 23, 2013 for a talk on native bees, and a box making workshop.

Box making will involve the construction of 3-tiered condo boxes for native cavity-nesting bees. Gord is an entomologist who has been studying insects for several decades, and is a recognized expert on native pollinating bees. He has given numerous workshops on this topic and is dedicated to spreading education about our native pollinating bees and their importance in matters of food security and habitat requirements.

The workshop will begin at 12 pm at the Mayne School, with an hour talk followed by a half hour lunch break (a light lunch will be provided). After lunch, box building will begin and will go to around 3:30 pm. The cost will be $20 to cover material expenses and food.

Please RSVP for this event either by email ( or phone (250-539-5168).

For further information please contact Lauren Underhill,

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