Mason Bees Condo Program

The Garden Club and the City of Burnaby Mason Bees Condo program provides an opportunity for community members to improve City green spaces and increase wildlife habitat, specifically for the Blue Orchard Mason Bee. These creatures, in their daily activity, spread pollen from flower to flower, and play a vital role in fertilizing fruits and vegetables. The City of Burnaby Mason Bees Condos provide habitat for the Blue Orchard Mason Bee. The condo essentially plays the role of a bee house to bees.  These are not bee hives which specifically house honey bees that produce honey. The condos provide the Blue Orchard Mason Bees a place to live and lay their eggs, so they can more successfully live, grow and multiply.

The bee condos are similar to bird boxes- a wooden, rectangular box with spaces for bees to lay cocoons.  They are attached to poles, about six to eight feet high, located in Cameron Park down by the playground along the walk way towards the dragon fly garden and the eco sculpture.

We hope you enjoy these bees on your walk through Cameron Park.