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Solitary Bee Resource Library

We believe in the power of education!

Our Solitary Bee Resource Library contains resources to help you learn and teach about solitary bees. We hope that whatever you are looking for - whether it's guidance on how to set up a solitary bee house for the first time, resources to help teach your community about the importance of solitary bees, or classroom activities to implement in a school or library program - we hope you will be able to find it here!  

All resources are available to download and use FREE of charge to help you spread awareness of the vital role solitary bees play in food production and ecosystem services.  

New resources will regularly be added to our library, so make sure to check back often!


Solitary Bee Get Started Buying Guide

Get Started Buying Guide

Are you new to the world of solitary bees? Before you start shopping for supplies, it's important to get an idea of what you'll need to be successful. This guide is intended to help you learn everything you'll need to get started.

Mason Bee Beginner Guide

Mason Bee Beginner Guide

Mason bees are the perfect pollinators for backyard gardens, farms, and orchards because they are gentle, easy to raise, and fun to watch. In this guide, we cover the basic questions about mason bees and provide step-by-step guidance to help you become a successful bee raiser.

 

Capped-End Guide for Cavity-Nesting Bees

Capped-End Guide for Cavity-Nesting Bees

Ever wonder what bees or wasps are nesting in your bee house? This guide will help you make a probable identification of cavity-nesting bees and wasps down to the family and genus level by examining nest construction.

Mason Bee Basics PPT

Mason Bee Basics - PPT for Educators

This presentation was created by Crown Bees to help raise awareness and educate communities on the importance of cavity-nesting bees. It includes speaker notes to help you present with confidence. You can easily edit and tailor the presentation to meet the needs of your audience.

DIY Bee House for Kids

DIY Bee House Instructions for Kids

This easy DIY mason bee house only takes a few minutes to make and will attract pollinators to your garden! Building a bee house is an awesome way to teach kids the importance of bees in our ecosystem. Native bees, if they decide to take up residence in your bee house, are docile and make good neighbors because they are unlikely to sting.

 

Mason Bee Care Instructions

When Mason Bees Arrive By Mail

Did your mason bees arrive by mail? Have some bees emerged during transit? Has spring not sprung yet? In this guide, we cover what to do once your mason bees arrive at your doorstep, along with year-round mason bee care.

Leafcutter Bee Beginner's Guide

Leafcutter Bee Beginner's Guide

Leafcutter bees are the super pollinators of crops like alfalfa, and various summer fruits and vegetables! In this guide, we cover the basic questions about leafcutter bees, specifically the alfalfa leafcutter bee, and provide step-by-step guidance to help you become a successful bee raiser.

Leafcutter Bee Basics PPT

Leafcutter Bee Basics - PPT for Educators

This presentation was created by Crown Bees to help raise awareness and educate communities on the importance of cavity-nesting bees. It includes speaker notes to help you present with confidence. You can easily edit and tailor the presentation to meet the needs of your audience.