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Mason Bee Hive Construction

March 11, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mason Bee Hive Construction
March 11, 2018
9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Tuition: $20 Materials: 25

Mason Bees are such effective pollinators! They are very hairy which picks up pollen. They appear in early spring, usually in March or April, depending on location. The females will begin looking for a new home. She will start by going to the back of the tube and laying an egg, depositing some pollen and nectar for food, and building a wall to create a cell. This wall building is why they are called Mason Bees. Learn to help create a Mason Bee Hive and help these solitary bees out.

About the Instructor: Mark Olson has been crafting wood for over 20 years. He has spent most of his time building houses, chicken coops and making art in various forms. He has a love of gardening and traditionals skills and gets a real kick out of sharing these random skills with others.

About the Instructor: Kait Danielson works at the Ely Folk School and has a passion for passing knowledge about Bees. She has a degree from Vermilion in Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology.

Fees: $45 More information

Location: Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street, Ely, MN, 55731

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