As you know by now, we’re committed to creating a more sustainable future. We’re always looking for unique ways to support this cause and recently learned about Mason Bee conservation. Of the 4,000 bee species in North America, Mason Bees are among the easiest to raise, while also being gentle and amazing pollinators. By raising solitary Mason Bees, we can increase their population. It’s a great way to supplement the stressed Honey Bee and sustain our future food supply.
It doesn’t take much money or time to raise Mason Bees. Nesting material, housing, and bees are quite affordable and are available in a variety of price ranges. Also, there is no need for protective gear or expensive equipment.
Our friends at Queen Farina are committed to the perseverance of the bees. Queen Farina gives customers the opportunity to have Mason Bee houses, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of beekeeping from your own backyard while contributing first hand to the bee population. We enjoy having Queen Farina’s products like honey, granola and apothecary goods in our Market and can’t wait to get our hands on some of their Mason Bee houses.
So for all those who dream of being a keeper of bees, let’s live up to our great state’s namesake and truly be the Beehive State.