Solitary Bee Products Designed for Bee Health
The cedar for our bee houses is sourced from First Nation forests in British Columbia, with stringent sustainable management requirements.
We harvest our bee cocoons to remove and reduce pests and disease.
Our InvitaBee products are run through filtering equipment to extract pathogens.
We enjoy sharing knowledge. What we learn, we pass to others.
We stand behind our products and bee cocoons.
About Crown Bees
Our Vision for a Healthy World
Gardeners and farmers grow more food when raising the right bee on the right crop - it’s that simple. Over the past thirty years, research and field trials have proven the positive relationship between bee diversity and crop yield. Crown Bees raises, sells, and advocates for solitary hole-nesting bees that pollinate significantly better than the honey bee.
Crown Bees retail website was launched in 2009 and by 2010 we had products in nurseries throughout the Northwest. We're proud to have expanded our garden and hardware store wholesales nationally, become advisers to academia, spoken at the United Nations about food security, and partnered with multiple nonprofits.
Wild Bee Monitoring by Citizen Scientists
The Crown Bees Native Bee Network program empowers citizen scientists to find, identify, and raise native hole-nesting bees for future local pollination.
- New research shows that a diversity of pollinators is vital to effectively pollinate our crops.
- Scientific studies over the past 30 years conclude that native bees are better-suited pollinators of nutritious foods like fruit, nuts, berries, and vegetables.
- Ultimately, native bees discovered in our program will be raised in organic farms and orchards for food production.