Mason Bee Husbandry Workshops

Harvesting, Cleaning & Preparing Cocoons for Winter Storage

Workshop Offered Twice: Choose October 5 or October 10

Bees and other pollinators are in decline due to loss of natural habitats, improper pesticide use, and the spread of invasive plants. Through our Bee Buddies program, we offer a mason bee nest box placement program and mason bee care information. At this two hour training, you will get hands-on experience with the process of harvesting, cleaning, and preparing mason bee cocoons for optimal winter storage.

The Benton Soil and Water District is partnering with City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation to sponsor a workshop on October 5, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at Tunison Community Room to inform residents interested in supporting mason bees on how to properly care for these gentle, native, super pollinators. The same workshop will be offered again on October 10 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Corvallis Senior Center.

Registration: REQUIRED; cost: $10

REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 5, 11am-1pm

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REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 10, 6-8pm

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