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NATIVE BEE SHARE

The Crown Bees Native Bee Share program encourages public gardens and educational agencies to raise awareness of our native hole-nesting bees. Organizations and community groups can purchase a deeply discounted all-in-one Spring and Summer BeeWorks Kit for their public gardens. The bee house creates awareness and provides education to visitors of the gardens, while also providing pollination to the garden's flowers and crops. Native Bee Share is win-win-win!

Download Native Bee Share Brochure

THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE BEE SHARE

Most people don’t know about super-pollinating, native hole-nesting bees and this is a wonderful way to introduce our native bees. The first step to our future of sustainable agriculture is acknowledging the value of these helpful bees and promoting healthier bee-friendly gardens. Place a Native Bee Share in your community’s garden and you will pique interest, educate the public, and raise awareness of our native bees.

The spring mason bees and summer leafcutter bees included in the Native Bee Share are perfect for community gardens because they are very gentle and much less aggressive than honey bees.

  • Solitary bees do not have a hive to defend and they don't live in a colony
  • Solitary bees are docile and safe for children, families, and pets
  • Their rare sting is equivalent to a mosquito bite and does not cause anaphylactic shock

THE NATIVE BEE SHARE KIT INCLUDES

  • A cedar bee house - choose Chalet or Cottage style
  • Sponsorship plaque, custom engraved
  • Laminated educational signs to teach the community
  • 24-hole reusable wood nesting tray for spring mason bees
  • 52-hole reusable wood nesting tray for summer leafcutter bees
  • 20 spring mason bee cocoons acclimated to your region
  • 100 summer leafcutter cocoons incubated and ready to emerge
  • InvitaBee attractant for summer leafcutter bees
  • Native Bee Guide: our step by step 26-page booklet
  • Total Accessories Package:
    • HumidiBee: a humidifier for overwintering mason bee cocoons
    • InvitaBee Plus: exclusive mason bee pheromone attractant
    • BeeGuard Bag: fine mesh bag for protecting developing cocoons
    • Mason Bee Mud Mix: dry clayey mud mix in the texture spring mason bees need
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Support from Crown Bees in person and online

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Organize your community group and gather sponsorship for your Native Bee Share.
  2. Fill out the form below and place your order for either a Chalet (pitched roof) or Cottage (curved roof). The discounted price of the kit is $94.95 (not including shipping).
  3. Educate your community. Garden visitors will ask about the bees and everyone is sure to fall in love with these gentle insects. We would love to share your community’s success. Send us updates or inquiries and we will help share your story and answer your questions.
  4. Harvest your mason bee cocoons in the fall. We're more than happy to buy back extra mason bee cocoons, which can help offset costs.

NATIVE BEE SHARE APPLICATION

* Required Fields

The Native Bee Share program is for public community gardens. We want to make sure the bees go to a community home that cares about their pollinators. Crown Bees reserves the right to cancel the Native Bee Share order and refund the purchase price if we do not feel the kit is being used for the intended purpose. If you have any questions, please call us at 425-949-7954 (Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm, PST).