That’s where trees come in.
How you can helpThe easiest way to keep our bees happy is to keep our trees healthy. Healthy trees are essential for nectar and pollination. This includes consistent watering, mulching, pruning and monitoring trees for pests. For more information on healthy tree care, visit calgary.ca/trees.
Want to plant a tree for the bees? Until Sept. 1, The City is partnering with local retailers to help you save 10% off your next tree purchase.
Calgary trees that bees love (just to name a few):
- Wolf Willow
- Red Elder
Added bonus: most of them are fruit-flowering, so (after the bees do their work) you can reap the rewards.
One more un-bee-lieveable fact: The City has set up mason bee houses at orchard sites to increase the colonization of the orchards by mason bees.
Submitted by Erin Smith, Parks