Chemainus Woodworking Program and Mason bee houses
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Although the mason bees are resting inside of their nests until spring, the Chemainus Woodworking Program has been busy making mason bee houses for CGC's Sustainable Living Centre. Under the direction of Demetreos, a wood working expert, these grade nine and ten students have been helping the environment and their community more than even realised. Many of you may know that CGC sells mason bee houses, but many of these students had no idea how important their donation of time, skill and efforts is for the greater picture of food security in the Cowichan Valley as a whole.
Bees are integral to our survival and their decline has already had repercussions throughout our food chain. Many of you may not have had as much flowering fruits this summer, and that is because many factors have contributed to the decline of both wild and dometic bees all over the world. From the use of chemical insecticides to genetically modified seeds, our bee friends are having a harder time than ever. CGC would like to send a big Thank-you to the Chemainus Woodworking Program, for these students are doing all they can to help us promote bee-keeping in our community. The greatest part of my interaction with these students is that now they know how much they are truly helping nature restore its sacred balance.