The orange tail bumblebees will be looking for food and nesting sites at this time of year.
The mason bees will be out shortly. It's time to clean out mason bee houses and put the cocoons in the houses so they can hatch. Remember to face the houses east - the bees like the morning sun.
What's in the garden now
What we want to do this year
We are planning on having a sign installed soon - Gerry's Garden! We are super excited about this. We had support for this sign from a friend at the City of North Van. Watch for the sign in a few weeks.
We plan on having another Volunteer Garden Blitz during the summer where we can all work in the garden together.
It seems that public opinion is making a difference in what kinds of plants people are buying. Here are two recent articles from various newspapers.
BeeFriendly Board Member Opens a New Business
Cease Wyss (on the left below) has been a BeeFriendly Board member since we created our Society. We are very proud to announce that she has started a new business venture. Cease is our Indigenous Plant Diva!!
April 18 - Garden Party- all things gardening to celebrate the beginning of the BC Growing Season, Whole Foods Market West Vancouver, 11 am to 3 pm.
April 26 - Earth Day Event, Moodyville Park, Noon to 4 pm. To find out more information about this event, go to http://www.cnv.org/EarthDay.
May 30 - Day of the Honey Bee at Loutet Farm, 10 am to noon. Visit the North Shore Beekeepers to learn about honey bees. There will be honey for sale.