pollen bee nest

6 tips for pollen bee nests in your garden

Garden Making

Many gardeners are installing pollen bee nests to encourage pollination. 6 tips for pollen bee nests.

Damselfly in Toronto backyard garden. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Pollinator report: Dragonflies, damselflies and bees

Judith Adam

This year my backyard has visits from species I’ve not seen before in this garden, such as jewelwings, broad-winged damselflies, dragonflies. But few bees.

Lorraine Flanigan bravely handles a tray of bees.

Urban buzz: The Toronto Botanical Garden is the place to grow

Lorraine Flanigan

Located adjacent to Edwards Gardens, the Toronto Botanical Garden boasts 17 themed gardens, including an Entry Garden Walk designed by Piet Oudolf.

Seeking enthusiastic pollinators

Judith Adam

When the flowers come out, clouds of pollinators descend — bees of several kinds, small and large wasps, various flies and even some butterflies.

Honeybees love butterfly bushes. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Keeping garden bees

Judith Adam

My interest in bees began about 10 years ago, when I happened to see a swarm of wild honeybees in ...

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