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Mason Bees!

by Lisa Linderman on July 16, 2009

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I don’t remember where I left off on the Saga of the Mason Bees, so I’ll just pick up with today’s discovery. We’d put our mason bee and leafcutter bee houses up on a freestanding board out by the garden, because we had no really good place to put them on any of our buildings. [...]

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Mason Bee Update

by Lisa Linderman on April 21, 2009

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Our weather here has warmed up significantly; most of the trees are blooming (darn pollen anyway), and even our Rose of Sharon is budding out. I don’t know how the neighbor’s walnut tree is doing, but next time I see him I’ll ask. Why? The walnut is their marker for “no more frosty nights”, as [...]

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The Bee Corner

by Lisa Linderman on March 21, 2009

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Bee things proceed apace! This week, I went out and purchased two large wooden planters for my “Bee Garden”. Ordinarily I would put the plants directly into the ground, but I’m not entirely sure where I want these plants to wind up in the eventual garden scheme. So rather than transplant them one or more [...]

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Bee Garden

by Lisa Linderman on March 18, 2009

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My previous post was regarding my Orchard Mason Bees. Being in a new house with a new yard which was previously tended by folks who didn’t much like gardening, there isn’t a lot around here to feed bees early in the spring, and I want to keep the bees here instead of having them fly [...]

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Orchard Mason Bees

by Lisa Linderman on March 18, 2009

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I have bees in my refrigerator. I posted that elsewhere online, and one of my more astute friends said, “Knowing you, that’s probably on purpose.” Yes, yes it is. I have three little cardboard tubes of hibernating bees tucked into my salad crisper. And I’m ridiculously excited about it. In fact, last night I dreamed [...]

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