A Good Buzz at the Bee Program
Last weekend we celebrated National Pollinators Week with a great program on our native springtime bees, by Denise Shreeve.
Denise shared all sorts of great information – here are just a few of the tidbits that we picked up”
– Did you know….Honey bees are NOT native bees? Nope – they were brought over from Europe.
– Our native bees, like the Orchard Mason Bees and Leafcutter bees, are stingless and they stay close to home – only roaming in a radius of about 300 feet (about 6.5 acres)
– Orchard Mason Bees and other native bees are extremely productive pollinators because rather than collecting pollen in baskets like the honey bee, they have lots of hairs on their bodies and ooooo just get the pollen all over and spread it from plant to plant
We loved Denise’s presentation and really enjoyed seeing and touching the bee cocoons and other artifacts from their development.
Learn more about our native bees at Denise’s website: http://ournativebees.com/