Nest monitoring and maintenance are essential to maintaining bee health. Fortunately, proper care can significantly reduce the incidences of pests, parasites, and diseases and allow managed bees to thrive. This post highlights common enemies of leafcutter and mason bees as well as methods for their control.
Each month our Bee Informed Blog highlights current news, science, and research related to solitary bee conservation, food insecurity, and sustainability.
Incorporating native flowers and plants in urban areas is a super-easy way to make cities feel more alive and vibrant, as well as provides the critical habitat necessary to support a diversity of pollinators. This post describes 5 urban habitats that can be pollinator hotspots and prime real estate for bee houses and hotels.
Native plants provide numerous benefits to our landscapes and ecosystems. This post will help you identify the best native plants for your region and act as your guide to incorporating native plantings into your lawn or garden.
This post will explain a few simple steps to create a bee-friendly habitat that will help local bee populations thrive - applicable to small and large gardens, urban and rural areas, and everywhere in between.
Properly winterizing your garden will not only help your plots naturally rejuvenate but will reduce the amount of work you'll have to do in the spring, allowing you to jump right into the fun part... planting!
Growing food in your own backyard is an excellent way to reduce stress, save money, lower pollution, and improve your community’s food security. Working with soil has also been shown to reduce depression and enhance your mental health while you learn new skills. Our goal is to cover the key decisions in the planning process to make building your own victory garden easy for new gardeners.
Seattle's most unique P-Patch, UpGarden is a community garden at the top of the Mercer St parking garage at the Seattle Center. Learn why bee diversity is vital to a rooftop garden.
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 mason bees and how they are a part of a novel garden farm to table movement.