How solitary wild bees interact with pesticides – starting to fill the research gaps

Written on: April 29th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier In almost the same breath one day in April, two important and loosely related announcements were issued regarding wild bees and agricultural ...


Bee box workshops

Written on: April 27th, 2018

by Sandy Garland Our first events of 2018 were two workshops to build Mason Bee boxes, held on Sunday afternoons, April 8 and 15, and we couldn’t be more ...


Milkweed muddle: why NOT to plant tropical milkweed

Written on: April 24th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier As though they are not already struggling enough (see Threats), Monarch butterflies now face an additional challenge. This new one, ...


A case of moth envy: hummingbird moths of our area

Written on: April 22nd, 2018

by Renée De Vry A hot early-July afternoon spent at my favorite nursery, trying to decide what plants to adopt. I had come in to pick up more Plantain-leaved ...


2018 Pollination Guelph symposium

Written on: April 12th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier and Sandy Garland This year’s Pollination Guelph symposium took place on March 10 in Guelph. It offered presentations, workshops, displays, a ...