mason bee houses

June DIY Classes

This month we held DIY classes for kids and ladies in Hood River, Pendleton and Friday Harbor! We made mason bee houses, hanging planters, picket frames and rustic tea shelves that everyone got to take home. Check out our Projects page to make your own by clicking on each photo for instructions.

Kids DIY @ The Dalles Farmers' Market

This weekend we offered a free kids DIY project at The Dalles Farmers' Market! 17 kids chose to build either a mason bee house or a bird house that they could take home and learned more about native bees and birds. Thanks to Tum-A-Lum Lumber for providing all of the materials for these projects. We are also available for private DIY parties and events at your location so please contact us for scheduling!

May Mason Bee House DIY Workshops @ Tum-A-Lum Lumber

This month we built mason bee houses at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River and Pendleton! Mason bees are native pollinators that help your plants grow. They generally don't sting and don't live in hives. Instead they are solitary and will live in their own space near other mason bees, kind of like condo living! The kids had lots of practice drilling holes, learning about the importance of a roof and placement options all while building community. If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home. Next month we are building art caddies!