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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.

Our History

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.

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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.
Community Harvest Party 2019

Annual Mason Bee Harvest Party at Crown Bees

During our Mason Bee Harvest Party, Crown Bees experts worked alongside community guests to open nesting materials like natural reedspaper tubes, & wood trays filled with next year's mason bees.

by: Dave Hunter
October 13, 2019
Category: News & Events
2019 Mason Bee Harvest Party

2019 Mason Bee Harvest Party

We invite local mason bee raisers to come to learn how to harvest their mason bee cocoons. This year's party will be on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm. Crown Bees address is 13410 NE 177th Pl, Woodinville WA 98072. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bees!

by: Demarus Tevuk, Crown Bees
September 26, 2019
Category: News & Events
Interview at Oxbow Farm

Video interview at Oxbow Farm in WA State

Dave Hunter of Crown Bees filming at Oxbow Farms in Washington State for a program by One Tree Planted about the important role bees play in supporting tree propagation.

by: Karl Alexander
August 13, 2019
Category: Press Releases