Bees and many other beneficial insects are welcome at Grow Regina. Bees are a key plant pollinator critical to producing the world food supply. There are 800 native species of bees in Canada. Most wild bees are solitary and non-aggressive.
Ladybugs, dragonflies, damselflies and lacewings are the top insect predators in the garden and by providing them with a good environment they control all kinds of problem insects for our plants such as, aphids, midges, moths, mosquitoes and more.
Grow Regina has installed three Mason Bee Houses and planted dedicated bee flower beds to nurture our friends. The garden and orchard are pesticide free and buzzing with healthy bees.
Billy Bee made a $10,000 donation to Grow Regina Community Gardens, Inc. in support of bee-friendly gardening initiatives.