Become Bee-sotted!

by Victoria Otton If you are feeling the urge to learn more about bees, but don’t know where to begin, let me help you. I’m new to this myself and am happy to share some of my bees-for-beginners tips. The best piece of advice I received is this: Start by learning how to recognize the…

Meet the Wool Carder Bee

by Lori Austin I had just finished watching a Zoom presentation, “Communing with Bees”, presented by the Native Bee Society of BC one July afternoon. The topic was beginner macrophotography. Coincidentally, immediately following the session, I heard a bee buzzing loudly around our open, screened kitchen window. I took a look outside – didn’t see…

The Value of a Tree

by Nancy Furness Trees have 350 million years of experience in looking after our planet and over time humans and trees have developed a beautiful relationship. Trees provide us with food, oxygen and many other useful products, while we produce carbon dioxide and water which trees use in the process of photosynthesis. We could not…