Archive for ‘Bees’

July 13, 2015

How long does a bee live after it stings a human being?

I’m watching an insect move very carefully, i.e. Slowly, sluggishly. Is he a bee? There was a bee at the art demo at Opus and as a bee ally I tried to speak in favour of the bee. It’s ok. If it’s a bee not a wasp, it’s ok. Then the woman on the end says: it stung me. Alex and I decided to leave for various reasons, including I don’t want to be stung by an insect – whether bee or wasp, although wasps are more dangerous to me. Alex said it must have been a wasp as otherwise it would have died. But now I wonder how soon does it die? Maybe it wonders around slowly, sluggishly until death comes. Incapable of stinging again, or even flying.

I will ask my facebook friends: How long does it take a bee to die after s/he stings someone?

May 11, 2013

Kits Bee-Line Walk #8

Next: Kitsilano Bee-Line Walk  #8- June 15, 2013

BeeMapNoStreetsTitle1pm – Meet at Wired Monk, 4th & Trafalgar

Mary will share her enthusiasm for art, bees and community.

From the Wired Monk, we’ll walk together to Mary’s traffic circle garden at 6th & Trafalgar, which won the most bee and butterfly friendly garden at last year’s Green Streets celebration. If you’d like to pick some herbs, bring along a little bag to put them in. Picking is encouraged.

The walk will include other bee-friendly highlights in the neighbourhood.

In the meantime, do visit my traffic circle garden at 6th & Trafalgar.

Mary Bennett

RSVP appreciated.

April 26, 2013

Kits Eco Arts events

Just updated the Kits Eco Arts events.  Come and brainstorm ideas to make your garden friendlier

April 8, 2013

My Herb Garden Becomes Famous

I’m part of a group initiating a project in Kits to enhance roundabout gardens for bee and butterfly habitat, community connections and just generally support volunteer gardeners in making their gardens more “unique and creative”.

Send me a note to maryinvancouver@gmail, if you’d like to know more about these kinds of initiatives. Click here for the story.

Micro projects add to Vancouver’s growing tapestry of green

Photograph by: Mark van Manen , Vancouver Sun

Mary’s herb garden, a traffic circle garden at 6th Ave. and Trafalgar St., is one of many personal projects that is greening the city of Vancouver.

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December 2, 2012

Next Bee Walk – Sat. Dec 8 2pm

The next Bee walk will be Saturday December 8 starting at 2pm – near my traffic circle at 6th & Trafalgar – depending on weather we may start indoors. So be sure to register so I can notify you if the starting point changes.

You can register on Facebook here:

Or send me a note to

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