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

maryinvancouver@gmail.com

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 http://kitsecoarts.eventbrite.com/

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitsbeeline/events/

Or send me a note to trafalgarmary@gmail.com

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