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How To Make A Bee Waterer

While bees are busy pollinating our flowers we often forget they need to stay hydrated. A great way to ensure the bees working in your garden stay hydrated is to create a bee waterer.

What you need:

  • Pie tin
  • Marbles
  • Water

Put the marbles and water in the tin and voila you have a safe space for your bees drink.

Seed Paper Workshop

Are you looking for a creative way to recycle paper? Then the seed paper making workshop is for you. Seed paper is a great gift idea or activity to do with friends and family. During this workshop you will learn how to re-purpose paper in a brand new and sustainable way. The waste paper you have accumulated will be used to create new paper with embedded seeds. The possibilities are endless: you can create bookmarks, cards, posters, notepads and much more. Once you are finished with your creation, go ahead and plant it and watch it grow!

Join us March 16th at 6:30 in room D1020 at the Douglas College Coquitlam CampusĀ  1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3

Winding Down for the Summer

Hello everyone,

It’s that time of year again; UNIBUG is transitioning from our busy, active summer to a busy, active fall. For a few weeks, we’ll be pretty quiet with someone in the office only sporadically. Call or e-mail ahead if you need to get in contact. We really appreciate your patience; we’ll be back in September to tell you more about native and local pollinators, beneficial insects, and the joys of gardens.


In the meantime, volunteers, make sure you update your UNIBUG data on the Volunteer page! If you prefer to keep data by hand, please send us an e-mail and we’ll set up a pick-up.

What’s coming in the next few months? Look forward to more workshops at both the Sol Garden (Coquitlam campus) and the New West campus of Douglas College. If you have a natural lawn and want to let your neighbours and passers-by know what all those asters and dandelions are doing (or maybe you’re dreaming of it), keep an eye out for our Pollinator Friendly Lawn Sign workshop. Others we’re keen to do:

  • Water in the garden
  • Pollinator monitoring
  • Pollinator talk
  • Bee house making
  • Bee house winterizing
  • Biological control talk
  • Seed paper making

We’re also looking forward to the annual UNIBUG Forum in late winter/early spring of 2017. Everyone is welcome, so keep an eye here and tell all your friends, family, neighbours, and random strangers on the street too! The Forum is a free family-friendly event with food, activities, and talk on topics related to UNIBUG and urban ecology. We always have a good time and strive to make sure you do, too.


To finish up, we’ll remind to you Like us on Facebook (we’re always adding little posts and articles there, so it’s a great place to say hello and see what we’re up to).

Happy summer everyone!