NATIVE BEE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
Monday, April 3, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Echo Hill Lodge, ages 8 through adult, $15 per house
You may have built a bird house, but have you ever built a bee house? The Orchard Mason Bee is a small, iridescent blue native pollinator of early-blooming plants like fruit trees. It is non-aggressive as there is no colony or hive to defend. Instead, these bees nest inside a hollow plant stem or a hole previously bored by another insect in wood. Park Naturalist Laura Bush will teach us about the life cycle of these bees, and then lead us in building a birdhouse-like structure filled with hollow plant stems to provide some habitat for them.
Registration is required, download a form from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ProgramRegistrationForms.html