WELCOME TO CROWN BEES

 

At Crown Bees, we help gardeners and farmers increase pollination and food production in their gardens and farms with solitary bees.

 

Did you know solitary bees improve pollination efficiency and increase fruit set (the process in which a flower becomes a fruit) 2x better than honey bees! When you pollinate with solitary mason or leafcutter bees rather than honey bees, you'll see significantly more fruits, veggies, and flowers in your gardens. 

 

Through collaborations with researchers, peers, and community groups, we've set the standard for best practices in solitary bee raising. We've helped thousands of people across the United States and Canada successfully raise bees and grow fresh, healthy food! 

 

We're here to help you BEE successful! Welcome to the community!

  • Bee Buy Back NOW OPEN

    Our Bee Buy Back program empowers our community of gardeners and farmers to sell us their extra mason bee cocoons, helping Crown Bees reach our goal of increasing natural pollination and food production across the country.

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  • It's Harvesting Season

    Harvesting mason bee cocoons is a quick and easy way to ensure a healthier mason bee population! We know this can be a little intimidating for first-timers, so we've created a simple guide with video tutorials to help you along the way.

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  • Mason Bee Edu

    Mason Bee Edu is an instructional resource for high school science educators who want to enrich their curriculum and foster a greater understanding of pollinator biology, the importance and role of solitary bees in food production and ecosystem services, and the need for conservation of solitary, wild bees.

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Bees are vital for the preservation of ecological balance and biodiversity in nature. They provide one of the most recognizable ecosystem services, pollination, which is what makes food production possible.