Bee gardening classes

Bombus melanopygus queen on 'Anne's Purple' Spanish lavender Honeycomb Hideout view west Plants ready for planting at the Haven

 

March 11, 2017. Planting the Bee Garden class.

Time: 8am to 11am

Cost: $40. Register here.

Bee pollination brings us much of our food and supports most of our wildland plants. Interest in helping bee pollinators has never been greater, but what can you do in your own garden to make sure it is bee-friendly? Participants in this class, led by Christine Casey of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis, will learn what bees need and how to integrate that into their gardens. We’ll discuss design and plant selection based on bee biology as well as encouraging insect natural enemies to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. The class will conclude with an in-depth tour of the Haven for a hands-on look at plants and bees. Registration includes light breakfast and snacks, course handouts, and a solitary bee house.

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