A recent story by the New York Times has gone viral as it raises concerns over the sightings of the Asian giant hornet in Washington State. We have received many questions about the impacts of the newly arrived hornet for both solitary and social bees. This blog post will answer common questions and give some tips about what you can do in your yards to protect your bees.
Join Dave Hunter for a live webinar presentation and learn how to raise leafcutter bees!
Join Dave Hunter, founder of Crown Bees, and ask him your questions about raising mason bees this spring. Attendance space is limited, register now! Free LIVE webinar: April 15th, 2-3pm (PST)
Like you, I’m concerned about how one virus can have such an impact to the world. I hope that you are able to get outside to your yard to relax and watch nature in action around you for a few minutes each day.
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.
Every year, Crown Bees opens their office and warehouse doors to the public. 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, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Dave Hunter of Crown Bees filming at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in Washington State for a program by One Tree Planted about the important role bees play in supporting tree propagation.
Learn how to naturally deter social wasps from building a nest near your home. You may begin to notice and worry about social wasp nests in the late summer. Social wasps like paper wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets have similar life cycles and their nests become large enough to notice in the summer. Social wasps look for a protective overhang like a tree branch or unfortunately, your house's eave.
Crown Bees is proud to announce its recognition by and partnership with EnviroStars, a free program offering rebates, resources, and incentives to businesses who take action to protect the environment and employee health and safety.