The bumble bee is found across the nation, and its endearing awkwardness is what makes it such a prolific pollinator. Another incredibly efficient pollinator is the orchard mason bee: six of them can do the work of 360 honey bees in an almond orchard.

Join the Butte County Master Gardeners to learn all about these fascinating creatures and how you can provide room and board for them in your garden. This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 22 from 10 to 11:30 am.

Registration is required at http://ucanr.edu/sites/bcmg/Workshops/ . Email anrmgbutte@ucanr.eduwith questions.