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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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate National Pollinator Week 2017, Crown Bees featured the work of researchers that are studying native bees across the country. Many of the researchers sourced nesting materials or hole-nesting bee cocoons from Crown Bees.
Heather Harvey started Bees Gone Wild in West Lafayette, Indiana to encourage people to adopt native bees into their gardens, but she’s discovering that most people need basic information about pollination and the role bees play in producing our food before they can even begin to consider setting up a wild bee nest.
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.
Dr. Jim Cane of the USDA Agricultural Research Service has recently shared with us the following excerpt of his recent work with native bees that exclusively pollinate squash. An article by Science Daily also discusses the findings showing that squash-pollinating bees migrated with the spread of squash agriculture across North America.