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Learn About the Birds + the Bees

Monday, January 15, 2018 2:02:21 PM America/Los_Angeles

It's the time of year to talk about the birds and the bees! Even though the world is home to a huge diversity of bee species, they all share a common feature - mother bees are able to choose the sex of each egg! Learn how sex determination works and why we all need to avoid neonic pesticides.

0 Comments | Posted in Pro Tips By Demarus Tevuk Sandlin

The Hidden Dangers of Bamboo

Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:18:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

Backyard bee houses or bee hotels have become so popular that large garden distributors have started selling quickly made nesting habitats. When these products are made from drilled blocks of wood or bamboo tubes, they actually do more harm than good for local hole-nesting bees. These companies intentions are in the right place but they lack the knowledge of the pests and diseases that can harm bees.

0 Comments | Posted in Pro Tips By Demarus Tevuk Sandlin

Nature vs. Nurture: the Wild Bee Hotel

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:41:13 PM America/Los_Angeles

We hear a common argument or question about raising hole-nesting bees: In nature, these bees nest in holes in wood, why don’t I just leave them alone?

The nesting holes we are providing for bees in our bee hotels and bee houses are really different than the nesting holes found in nature. We can't build a completely natural situation for our hole-nesting bees, who are wild creatures after all, so we need to learn to maintain our man-made houses for managed wild bees.

0 Comments | Posted in Pro Tips By Demarus Tevuk Sandlin
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