Friends & Partners of Crown Bees

Our pollinator populations, whether bees, butterflies, bats, or birds, are critical for global food production and ecosystem services. As we at Crown Bees work to create vibrant bee-raiser communities, collaboration is essential for success.

We rely on our partnerships with beekeepers, researchers, retailers, universities, and nonprofits to stay abreast of the current challenges facing our pollinator populations and to bring together the best practices for solving those challenges. 

On this page, you'll find a list of businesses and organizations whose values and services we support and who help us bring cavity-nesting bees, habitat, and education to communities across North America. Knowledge and cooperation are powerful tools for protecting our fragile planet, and we think you'll glean a lot from this great list of resources — we know we have!

Educational Organizations and Nonprofits

Bee Friendly Gardening

As a program of Pollinator Partnership, Bee Friendly Gardening helps people play a bigger role in the health of pollinators and the planet. With membership, you'll receive personalized guides and access to member-only resources.

LEAD for Pollinators

LEAD for Pollinators' mission is to provide leadership, education, action, and development to support the health and sustainability of honey bees, native pollinators, and the keepers of the ecosystem.

Monarch Joint Venture

MJV brings together diverse partners from across the United States in a unified effort to conserve the monarch migration. Partners work together to implement science-based conservation actions in the form of education, habitat, and science.

Orchard Bee Association

OBA has developed certifiable best practice guidelines for sustainably sourcing and managing mason bees. OBA encourages stewardship, preservation, and enhancement of mason bee populations as well as responsible wild bee management practices.

Ocean Legacy Foundation

OLF is a Canadian based non-profit organization that was founded with the goal to end ocean plastic waste. Ocean Legacy works with scientists, government, non-profits, artists, industries and concerned citizens to catalyze innovative solutions to combat plastic pollution. 

Planet Bee Foundation

Planet Bee is dedicated to creating a green-minded generation by teaching about the importance of bees as a pathway to STEM, conservation, and innovations in agriculture, cultivating the green leaders of tomorrow through the power of science and stewardship.

Pollinator Partnership

Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Key initiatives include Bee Friendly Gardening, the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, National Pollinator Week, and Ecoregional Planting Guides.

The Bee Conservancy

The Bee Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting bees, safeguarding the environment, and securing food justice through community-based education, research, habitat creation, and advocacy.

The Xerces Society

The Xerces Society is an international nonprofit that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. Their key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.

Businesses and Retailers

Desert Door 

Wild Spirit Wild Places is Desert Door's Nonprofit arm. The organization is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of wild lands across Texas and the U.S. through research, education, and conservation practices. A portion of proceeds from Texas Sotol directly fund the foundations projects. 

Legacy Plastic™

 Legacy Plastic is a high-grade 100% post-consumer processed plastic recovered from used marine gear, coastal shorelines and our oceans for use in the manufacturing of new value-added, durable products.  

Net Your Problem

Net Your Problem engages a variety of stakeholders and partners to create an economically viable pathway to recycle end of life fishing gear, improve waste management, contribute to the circular economy, and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions related to virgin plastic production.