Bee Nest

Here in the Prairie Habitat Garden, we are certainly blessed to have so many bees visiting our garden on a daily basis. In effort to make our garden even more bee friendly, we have installed a nest for bees to lay their eggs. As you can see from the photo above, the nest contains holes of various sizes. It’s our hope that bees will use the tubes to lay their eggs and provide the garden with an ongoing supply of bees. The bee nest is attached to a re-purposed cedar planter that can hold a few bee nests, should they prove effect for attracting bees. The type of bees that are drawn to this type of nest are non-aggressive bees that are also not territorial, so it is perfectly safe for them to inhabit the same space we do.

About Prairie Habitat Garden

Our Prairie Habitat Garden is an innovative plan that will contribute to the University of Saskatchewan's historical campus by transforming the close proximity to the Education College building from an underused and deteriorating asset to a thriving environmentally based teaching resource. This project ensures the ecological integrity of our natural and working lands while providing an exceptional educational opportunity for pre-service teachers, teachers, schools, and the general public to learn about preserving and recreating natural ecosystems. Concurrent with the building of this garden, local elementary and high schools will build prairie habitat gardens on their schools' properties. These natural habitat gardens should inspire visitors to create their own habitat gardens.
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