Product Stories

Research and community partnerships drive our processes and product designs to ensure they are bee-safe and sustainability-focused.

 

Check out why we do what we do!

 


  • BEE-SAFE NESTING MATERIALS

    Nesting materials sealed at one end, breathable, thick-walled, and easily opened are the best way to protect bees from pathogens and parasites such as excessive mold, chalkbrood, parasitic wasps, and pollen mites.

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  • WHY WE DO NOT USE BAMBOO

    Certain nesting materials can do more harm than good to the cavity-nesting bees that take up residence. Learn why we recommend avoiding plastic straws, bamboo reeds, and drilled wood blocks without paper inserts as nesting materials.

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  • OUR CEDAR BEE HOUSES - LOCALLY MADE, SUSTAINABLY SOURCED

    We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, sustainably sourced bee houses. It's true that you can find a cheaper house, but our handcrafted houses will last for many years - ultimately saving you money since they won't need replacement as often.

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  • THE CABIN - FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION

    There is a story behind every new product launch, and the story behind our new Cabin is one we feel is especially share-worthy!

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  • PAULOWNIA

    We make our Cabin Bee House with wood from the Paulownia tree. Native to eastern Asia, this wood has numerous ecological benefits when managed responsibly.

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  • CLEANBEE VS. BLEACH

    The most effective control method of the fungal pathogen Chalkbrood is to harvest and clean your mason bee cocoons in the fall. Learn what makes our CleanBee™ a safer alternative to bleach.

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