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(Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson)Raise Pollinating Bees in Your Own Backyard. Here is All the Information You Will Need to Capture and Raise These Docile Bees at Home.GROW apples, pears, and other crops successfully with these highly efficient pollinators.LEARN the fascinating life history of this mild-mannered bee. Watch as its life cycle unfolds in your own bee colony. EDUCATIONAL. A wonderful activity to introduce children to the marvels of the natural world.NON-AGGRESSIVE. Beneficial bees that everyone can propagate at home.
About the Author
Brian Griffin, a graduate of Whitman College with a degree in English literature, was born in Bellingham, Washington in 1932. A childhood spent exploring the tide pools and forests of the San Juan Islands whetted his curiosity about natural things. Years spent afield hiking and hunting sharpened his powers of observation, and, finally, an inspiring natural history teacher at Whitman College, Arthur Rempel, focused his interest and fueled his curiosity further. Griffin has spent a long career in business, but has always found time to observe and enjoy nature. For many years he has propagated Orchard Mason Bees. This book is a recitation of his experiences with and study of the Orchard Mason Bee. He has written a second book about native bees, Humblebee Bumblebee.