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March 13, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pierce Conservation District
308 W Stewart Ave.
Puyallup , WA 98371
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Farming with Native Bee Pollinators

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hive-less solitary bees, like the mason and leafcutter bee, are gentle, easy to raise and are amazing pollinators.

In This Workshop:

Dave Hunter of Crown Bees (, will share about the yield-boosting potential of introducing native bee pollinators on your farm and the role these bees play in addressing the current honey bee pollinator crisis.

Most people are familiar with their European honey bee cousin, but there are major differences between these incredible insects:
  • No hive to defend means solitary bees are gentle & non-aggressive.
  • They pollinate up to 100 times more effectively than honey bees.
  • They do not build a hive or make honey, instead they raise their young in nesting holes.
  • They are easy-to-raise by anyone and require far less maintenance than honey bees. Not to mention, they are fun for kids and adults!
  • They do not induce anaphylactic shock and they rarely sting.
  • They are native to North America, this means they will not become invasive.