Article Link to Pollinators of Southern British Columbia

More wonderful winter reading, Pollinators of Southern British Columbia from the Elle Lab at SFU. This is an easy photo based guide for identification of pollinators, as well as lots of great information on the selection of landscape, and native plants for supporting pollinators.


Map Your Vancouver Island Bumblebees


Bumblebee Map of Western North America as of January 14, 2016

By now you have downloaded and printed your Bumblebee Identification Guide from last weeks post , so now you can view this Bumblebee watch map to check out bees on Vancouver Island. There is often a picture of the bee if you click on the green dot.

When the weather warms up and the bees are out , you may even want to upload bumble bee information to the Bumblebee Watch and put your pollinator garden on the map !


What’s Bugging You ?

I  like to introduce predators to the propagation greenhouse early in the season to get  a jump on the pest situation. I view them as 1000’s of extra employees that work for free 24 hours a day !

Here is a fantastic and easy to use visual guide to  common greenhouse pests and options on how to control them.

Commercially Available* Biological Control Agents for Common Greenhouse Insect Pests


“Aphidoidea puceron Luc Viatour” by I, Luc Viatour. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –