Bees Please – Mason Bee Castle
‘Bees Please’ box is in harmony with its surroundings in Vancouver BC
By Chloe Bennett Design
From her blog:
Life has been busy since the last post. This April, we finally installed the ‘Bees Please’ Mason Bee Box in the roundabout at Yew & 6th in Kitsilano. The design process was fast and furious, as we raced to meet Mother Nature’s deadline (mason bees emerge from their cocoons late March / April). Thanks to Doug Patterson, Landscape Architecture professor at UBC, for his support and guidance.
Michael and I bought the materials, and built the structure from scratch. I’m glad that I wasn’t aware of how much work this would be, because had I known, I probably would have chickened out, considering the pressure we were both under at school, etc. However, I have learned sooooo much from this experience. A huge thank-you to Michael, who is simply wonderful for helping as much as he did.
The ‘Bees Please’ box is in harmony with its surroundings, under the city’s height restrictions, and most exciting of all, the bees have stayed!!!!!