IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT MASON or LEAFCUTTER BEE HIVES FOR YOUR GARDEN!!
The Beekeeper’s Farm will be adding solitary bees to our Loudoun County bee yards located at the JK Community Farm, The Beekeeper’s Farm, and Willowsford Farm. This spring the solitary bee program will start with 100 Mason Bee cocoons (hatching at the end of March) followed by a summer time start of 200 Leafcutter Bee cocoons (hatching early June) These solitary bees are super cross pollinators, very gentle, easy to raise, and fun to watch. Be sure to look for them if you visit the above the farms this year. For those families that are interested in bees but do not want the cost and maintenance of keeping honey bee hives the Mason and Leafcutter Bees are an excellent choice to raise in your own backyard. There are solitary bee house which you can make or purchase, the bees are docile, and helps a family to strengthen their connections to nature. A great place to start and to help support our solitary bee program is by visiting: A great place to start and to help support our solitary bee program is by visiting:
https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=ml&ti=985873&pw=318937 While solitary bees do not provide a honey source, The Beekeeper’s Farm has local raw honey available on Sundays from 2:00 -5:00 pm at our home apiary.