The Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District visited the Nevis School Thursday, Sept. 30 to talk about pollinators.
According to forest service technician Brandon Spain-Brist, the demonstration provided basic information on mason bees to Ashley Anderson’s agriculture/Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.
The focus, he said, was on why pollinators are important and why we should care.
“We also did a short demonstration on how to make your own mason beehives for the 12th and 7th-8th grade classes,” he said. “After that, the classes were given materials and started to create and decorate their own mason beehives.”
According to the Ecological Landscape Alliance, mason bees are tiny, non-honey-producing insects that nest in hollow plant stems, tunnels left by boring insects and certain man-made materials.