The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Garden Gate: Episode 71 – Susan Chan, Importance of Bees

CHEX TV airdate: Sept. 4th, 5-6pm Click here to watch this episode online. honey-bee_shutterstock_56017861_300Sue Chan is an expert on bees. Her life is buzzing all the time! Sue works for a variety of organizations including Farms at Work. ( ?It was with that organization that she wrote a booklet about bees called A Landowner’s Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators.(Available at The Avant-Garden Shop for just $10.00) ? On this episode of The Garden Gate , we talked about why bees are so important, how they are affected by neonicotinoids, and also what types of plants they like. We carry bee houses at the shop as well which we also talked about. ?These bee houses are made locally and are meant for mason bees to lay eggs in. ?Putting up a variety of “houses” for the bees will help them to increase in numbers and pollinate your plants!

Garden Gate: Episode 10 – Bird, bat, butterfly and bee houses

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Apr. 19th, 2013

Click here to watch this episode of?The Garden Gate.

Gary Cowie from Animal House Creationsbluebirdphoto was our guest on this episode of The Garden Gate.? Gary constructs wonderful homes for many of our natural friends. He has thoroughly researched what specifications are needed for proper homes.

The size of the port opening, floor size, etc. will all vary depending on which bird you are trying to attract. His homes have drainage, ventilation, predator guards and more.

We not only discussed bird houses, but butterfly houses and homes for the super pollinator Mason bees!? Very informative.

These houses are all available at The Avant-Garden Shop.


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