Create a Solitary Bee Habitat

03-31-17 10:30 am - 03-31-17 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, United States

Create a Solitary Bee Habitat

 

Friday, March 31st

10:30am - 12pm

Bayer Welcome Center Meeting Room

Fee $35 member; $45 non-members (full day Garden admission included)

 

For planning purposes, registration will close March 24th. Please register early as space is limited!

Come to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to learn how to create a home for solitary bees in your garden or yard. Solitary bees, unlike honeybees, don’t live in colonies. They seek cavities for nesting and hibernation. Solitary bees are just as necessary for pollination as honeybees. Learn types of simple structures you can build, how to choose a location for your solitary bee home and take home a bee condo to get you started.  Bring weather appropriate outerwear.

Garden volunteer, Deanna Tucci Schmitt, is a gardener, nature lover and yoga instructor. Over the years Deanna has attended countless gardening seminars, nature walks and hikes. Three chickens, Honey Pie, Penny Lane and Martha My Dear, make their home in her backyard in Peters Township where she lives with husband Bob, her 17 year old poodle Piper and rescue cat Curtiss. She is currently practicing deer proof gardening and loves to swap stories and tips with home gardeners.

Credit card payment only

In case of severe weather, the workshop will be canceled and registrants refunded. For information on the status of the program, please call 412-444-4464.