I never thought this day would come; but, well - we have bees in our refrigerator. For those of you who are vegan and wouldn't want to have bees that produce honey, Mason Bees are a great solution. They are great pollinators but do not produce honey. With all our of our gardens, Archie and I truly need pollinators, and these bees will not live in our fridge forever. In the Spring we'll release them to begin their adventures with flowers. Another great thing is that Mason bees will not attract bears into our part of the forest (neck of the woods-LOL). The Mason bee’s main lot in life is to procreate. They gather pollen, then go back to a tube, deposit the pollen, lay an egg, partition it off with mud, and start all over again. One tube can hold six to eight eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the liners can be taken out and clean new ones inserted into the tubes. You need at least two nests as the hatchlings do not go back to the one in which they were born, but want a different nest. Another good thing about Mason bees is that they are virtually non-stinging; great for those gardeners who are allergic to bee stings.
Speaking of Spring, this early March for the first and only time Living Light Culinary Institute is offering a "mini series" with a savings of up to $460.00 for four classes, and an option of three nights free when you stay 7 nights at Living Light Inn. So many people do not have the time to come for three weeks, so here is your chance to come for nine days, take the first four courses needed for the Associate Chef & Instructor Certification and at a discounted price. Yahoo!