Around Town Feb. 26, 2020
February 26, 2020
Extra mason bee
Local residents who have extra blue orchard mason bee cocoons can donate them to the Oregon State University Extension Service, which will happily take them and find new homes for them.
Most home yards need about 50 cocoons. This amount would easily pollinate flower gardens with plants blooming from February through June. Those who have a few fruit trees and blueberries you might want 100 cocoons. A small orchard would likely require more than one house, with 50 cocoons at each site.
Donations will be used for “super-sites,” used by the Extension Ser...