Saskatoon students build homes for bees on Earth Day

Good for these kids - and good for their mentor. Heck, I even learned that there are such a thing as solitary bees. So thank you.

He helped the kids build bee homes out of seasoned, untreated wood blocks. To make a happy bee home, he suggested facing it east or south so the bees are warm in the morning; raise the homes off the ground to prevent moisture build up; and put chicken wire over the entrance to stop woodpeckers and other birds.

’It’s great. (The students) are the entomologists of the future as far as I’m concerned,” Cavallaro said.