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NBN Fall Observations

Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:37:01 PM America/Los_Angeles

Here’s the fun part about joining the Native Bee Network - checking out the wild native bees and wasps that nested in your site over the spring and summer.

Use the Native Bee Network Map App on your smartphone to locate and retrieve your registered wild bee house or Native Bee Network BeeHut and all of the nesting materials inside.

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Karl Alexander

NBN Update: Everett Community College

Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:51:48 AM America/Los_Angeles

In Everett, WA, Everett Community College has installed 35 Native Bee Network BeeHuts across the college campus.

The Native Bee Network (NBN) program helps individuals and community members across the country support and find their local native hole-nesting bees. 

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Demarus Sandlin

Pollinator Week 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018 2:51:32 PM America/Los_Angeles

Pollinator Week June 18-24, 2018

National Pollinator Week celebrates and raises awareness of insect and animal pollinators and how to support them. To celebrate this year, we are sharing a series of educational informative graphics, each teaching a concept or fun fact related to our native hole-nesting bees.

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Demaus Sandlin

World Bee Day Quiz 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 10:29:19 AM America/Los_Angeles


How well do you know Native Bees? Take our World Bee Day Quiz and find out!


Don't worry about your grade, everyone gets a "B"

Comments | Posted in News & Events Pro Tips By Karl Alexander

Free Mason Bee Wallpaper Background

Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:03:33 PM America/Los_Angeles

Download our free mobile device background and wallpapers of native bees by photographer, Karl Alexander.

Today's download: Spring Mason Bee nesting

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Karl Alexander

Backyard Bees and the Future of Food

Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:46:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Raising spring mason bees is a growing trend among backyards across the country.

Recently, local news station King 5 visited Crown Bees headquarters to learn about our mason bees and how they are a part of a novel garden to farm to table movement. 

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Demarus Sandlin

Harvest Party 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:45:47 PM America/Los_Angeles

Every year we celebrate mason bees with a mason bee cocoon Harvest Party held at our office and warehouse in Woodinville, WA. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you've never raised mason bees before. Our goal is to teach why we advocate for the harvest of mason bee cocoons and how to harvest, wash, and store cocoons.
0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Demarus Tevuk Sandlin

Highlighting Heroes: Dr Jim Cane

Monday, July 25, 2016 2:33:44 AM America/Los_Angeles

Highlighting Heroes: Jim Cane, PhD; Research Entomologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service


Dr. Cane has been interested in comparative studies of solitary bees for 30 years, beginning with the evolutionary origins and use of lipid exocrine secretions to attract mates, repel predators, supplement larval diets, and waterproof/disinfect their nests. Work with these bees naturally led to study of their pollination services in both wildland and agricultural settings. A bee species’ pollination value reflects its sustainable abundance, wherein habitat carrying capacity is capped by nesting opportunities and foraging success. Dr. Cane has applied his long-term interest in conservation to help measure, understand, and mitigate human factors that can shift nesting and foraging opportunities for bee communities, such as climate change, urban sprawl, habitat fragmentation, and rangeland rehabilitation.

0 Comments | Posted in News & Events By Demarus Sandlin
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