Sherwood Park workshop set to bid a warm welcome to the bees

March 14, 2018 by  

Pollinators and having a beautiful and productive garden go hand in hand, and a Sherwood Park workshop will see those who participate craft homes for these tiny but important horticultural helpers.

Salisbury Greenhouse will be the location for an event where members of the public will learn more about summer leaf cutting and spring mason bees along with other insects that pollinate the plants. In addition to this, they will be able to build special homes to welcome these garden guests.

The instruction for the occasion is being provided free of charge, and the participants will only be asked to pay for the materials that they will use. In the spring, each of the students will be mailed a set of mason bee cocoons, which they can place on their own property.

The cost to reserve a spot in the workshop is $10.00, and this will be taken off the price of the materials they wish to use. Spaces are limited, so anyone who is interested has been advised to register early. Booklet printing techniques can be used by a printer to create care manuals to give to each person who builds a bee house.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in this event can choose between March 24 and April 8. Salisbury Greenhouse is located at 52337 Range Road 232 in Sherwood Park. Its Facebook page includes more information.