Working with Mason Bees (indoors)

Working with Mason Bees (indoors)

Date(s) - March 3, 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Keeping bees doesn’t have to be a sticky (or sting-y) situation. Mason bees are gentle, solitary bees that nest in holes we can easily provide. Moreover, they pack some serious pollination power! Active in early spring before even bumble bees are flying, they are arguably the best pollinators of early-blooming fruit trees and other spring-blooming natives, making them the ideal residents of urban gardens and orchards.

In this workshop we will be discussing basic mason bee biology, their habitat needs, maintenance requirements, and how to avoid misinformation and gimmicky products that could throw a wrench in your venture. We’ll also demonstrate setting up a mason bee habitat at the Arboretum.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

About the instructor: Rebekah Golden is the Communications Coordinator for Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF).  Before her work with HAF, Rebekah earned a degree in ecology and environmental biology from the University of Arizona.  She moved to Portland where she worked with partners to launch a business that brought increased awareness to local bees and pollinators.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email for details about further discounted program rates. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Hoyt Arboretum Friends member for discounted program rates, please click HERE.

Masks are optional for programs.  If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay safe and stay home.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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