Portland Fruit Tree Project Presents:
"Bee" Mine - How to Host Mason Bees, A Maker's Class
With our favorite expert bee keeper, Stephen Anderson
Sat, Feb 17 from 1pm - 4pm
Join Portland Fruit Tree Project and our favorite Local Bee Expert, Stephen Anderson, to learn about Mason Bees, and build a home to host and harvest them on your property. Participants will receive instruction and all materials to Bee successful, and can help themselves to complementary Kombucha or Mead during the event. Light snacks will be provided.
Where: Rebuilding Center 3625 North Mississippi Ave.
When: Feb 17th, 1 to 4pm
What: Build a Home for and host your own Mason Bee Habitat! Cocoons provided to take home.
Cost is $35 per adult over 12, Email us if you need assistance with fees, we do want everyone to be able to join us!
About Mason Bees: Solitary bees (Mason bees are but one variety!) are quickly becoming the "new-bee" to host in your yard. One of Mother Nature’s best pollinators, they’re gentle, easy to care for, and critical for food and ecosystems. Unlike the social honeybee, solitary bees live and work alone, and they also don’t make honey. They forage for their own food and find their own nests, and all females lay their own eggs. Solitary bees make up the largest percentage of the bee population — out of the more than 20,000 bee species worldwide, around 90 percent are solitary!
About Portland Fruit Tree Project:
Our mission is to increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.
We care for the trees that feed and shade our community.