Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
2600 SW Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
United States

This workshop provides a quick overview of mason bees and their most common pest, the Krombein mite (also known as the pollen mite).  Attendees are encouraged to bring in their mason bee nesting devices to work on extracting the cocoons and cleaning them with a dry sand process.  Mason bee nesting trays used at Jackson Bottom Wetlands will also be available for attendees to clean so that they can get a hands on experience of what is involved in this important step in raising mason bees. Attendees will take home their own mason bee cocoons.

10 -- Adult

Ron Spendal

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Education Center

52225    Sat          12/5       1 -- 3:30 pm

Free.     Registration required

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Education Building
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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a facility of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department bordering the Tualatin River in SW Hillsboro. Features include: 635 acres of wetlands undergoing an active restoration program and riparian forest with four miles of walking trails. A pollinator garden with active mason bee nests, benches and sheltered overlook of preserve. A designated Important Bird Area for wintering waterfowl. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded. Trails are open dawn to dusk. Pets and bicycles are not allowed on the trails. Education Center Building open 10am-4pm daily: real bald eagle nest, interpretive displays, nature store, classroom, restrooms.
Free - Please call 503-681-5397 to pre-register

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Steve Engel
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