We're so excited that photos and a story on our Palm Sunday Blee Blessing made it to the Shamba Times in Kenya! Thanks to Isabel Nanton.
"Dear fellow Horticulturalists,
Thought you might enjoy the foto of our Rev. Scott Gould blessing the (mason) bees at St. Helen's on Palm Sunday. They are wonderful pollinating critters and our pal Dick Scarth did a project with the Youth group, whereby they built the larva "homes" in what look like hol- low cigarettes in milk cartons. Each carton (placed in the bee hotel attached to a roof/ wall of the church hall) contains about 25 bee larvae which, when the weather reaches 14 degrees centigrade, emerge as bees, pop into their individual "homes" and then spend their
days pollinating in the neighbourhood. Mason bees are the size of flies and don't sting: uber cool critters. Dick is one of our fearless lead- ers on a Salmon Stream project. We are about to "daylight" another stream which, gulp, will run plumb through an off-leash dog park... so mucho Canadian negotiation is doubtless go- ing to be taking place..watch this space! Belle"