The Buzz about Bees – Solitary Bees

What are solitary bees? Hive-less solitary bees, like the mason and leafcutter bee, are gentle, easy to raise and are amazing pollinators. Most people are familiar with their European honeybee cousin, but there are major differences between these incredible insects. Why Use Solitary Bees? – No hive to defend means solitary bees are gentle and […]

Hummingbirds – Keep them healthy!

A bit about Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are sweet little creatures that got their name from the sound their wings make – hummmmm…which flap at an incredible 10 to 80 times per second. In Canada, we enjoy about 10 different species of Hummingbirds.  They are nectar-feeding birds (nectivorous) that are amazingly adapted pollinators. They play a crucial […]

Orioles and Oriole Feeders

Bird watching can become a little addictive, especially when you have such unique birds coming to your house for a visit.  Here in Canada, we have 3 species of Orioles.  Only 2 of them live in Ontario – Baltimore Oriole and Orchard Oriole.  The two birds have similar markings and are a little smaller than […]

Bulbs & Bees

Planting spring bulbs will ensure the early arrival of bees and pollinators into the garden.