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October 2014 Newsletter

Last newsletter of the season!
We'll see you all in the Spring!!

Who's Cocooning Now?

Mason bee cocoons.  These are from our back yard and also Grand Boulevard Park (which were installed by the Boy Scouts). Each of these cocoons were washed in an 1% alcohol bath and stored in our fridge.

Another box of box of future Mason bees. This is extremely rewarding to see this type of activity. In the end, we had approximately 100 cocoons.

It was so exciting to open this box and see the one row of leaf cutter bee cocoons.  They were all so nice and neatly placed in a row.

A New Native Bee Garden in the District

On May 6, there was a grand opening of a new Native Bee Garden in the District of North Vancouver.  This area had been an overgrown, unsightly area on Capilano Road,
just south of Ridgewood Drive.  

The project was jointly funded by the District, Great Canadian and the shop keepers in Edgemont Village.

At the grand opening, Ric also installed one of our native bee nesting boxes.
Below is the link to the quick 2 minute video that Great Canadian Landscaping made of the new site, which is obviously a success by the bees on the flowers!!

What we did this year

March 1 – North Shore Neighbourhood House Seedy Saturday
March 9 – Bee Day with the 18th Seymour Scouts
March 13 – Presentation to City of North Vancouver staff
April 4 – Burnaby Rhodo. and Garden Society lecture
April 12 – Whole Foods, West Vancouver
April 16+17 – Ross Road Elementary School Education days

April 26 – Park and Tilford Gardens
April 27 - City of North Vancouver Earth Day, Haywood Park
April 27 – Grand Boulevard Residents Association lecture
April 29 – Argyle Secondary Sustainability Fair
May 6 – Grand Opening of a Native Bee Garden
May 10 – UBC Friends of the Garden
May 31 – Day of the Honey Bee at Loutet Farm
May 31 – Native Plants for Native Bees Lecture
May 31 – Volunteer Garden Blitz at BeeFriendly Native Bee Garden
June 5 – Humulschu’un Garden Club
June 6 – Hollyburn Elementary School lecture
June 21 - Whole Foods, West Vancouver
August 7 - Presentation to Great Canadian Landscaping staff
Sept. 7 – COHO Festival , Ambleside Park
Sept. 13 – VanCity Fun at the Farm Day, Loutet Farm
Sept. 18 – District of North Vancouver Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Sept. 28 – Rivers Day, Mosquito Creek Park

Happy Thanksgiving
to everyone!
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North Vancouver, BC  V7M 1M1
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