We're building totes and nesting blocks that we will take with our mason bees to farms in Washington, Oregon, and California and show the farmers how to use mason bees to pollinate their crops.
Each backyard that helps us raise bees through our rental program has a direct impact on the continued success of using mason bees as solitary pollinators on farms!
More about our work on orchards:
Mason bees are so efficient, it only takes about 400 females to pollinate an entire acre. That amount of work would required at least 40,000 honey bees!
That's why our partner farms are planting hedgerow flowers in between their crops to provide extra foraging resources for the bees throughout the entire spring season.
This video was produced by one of the organic almond orchards we provide mason bees to in central California showcasing their work towards creating a bee-friendly farm.
Mason bees are extremely susceptible to harsh chemicals used to control weeds and pests. To participate in our pollination program, farmers are now adopting safer practices in order to protect and support their mason bee pollinators.
We are looking forward to mason bee handouts starting in March
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