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It's a swanky crash pad for single bees

May 05, 2016
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Singletons need a place to stay too, and while they can't pay room and board, these single bees can help your garden flourish. Solitary-pollen bees, unlike sociable honeybees, do not live in colonies or hives. Instead, these non-agressive bees fly flower to flower gathering pollen of their own volition without a bossy queen calling the shots. But a lack of accomodation is one reason for the species' decline. Made in Canada, this solitarypollen bee nest is sold by Ottawa's own Lee Valley Tools and provides a funky safehaven for bees. Just don't blame us if they invite a few friends over and mis-bee-have.

Lee Valley Tools
1.800.267.8767 | leevalley.com

Find it at: Lee Valley Tools, 900 Morrison Dr. (Ottawa), 616 Gardiners Rd. (Kingston), L.G. Lee & Sons (Almonte)

Article from Edible Ottawa at http://edibleottawa.ediblecommunities.com/shop/its-swanky-crash-pad-single-bees
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