Not all bees live “communally” in hives. In fact, our most prolific bee pollinators are not the popular honeybees or bumble bees. “Solitary” or nesting bees, specifically mason bees and leaf cutters, don’t live socially in traditional beehives like their honeybee counterparts, but they’re quite extraordinary in what they do and how they live. Of the 20,000 known species of bees, mason bees stand out as some of the best, most prolific pollinators. Protecting the diversity of bee populations is one way to support our planet by increasing our desperately needed global pollination. Crown Bees is helping with that effort in a big way. Diversity in the World of Bees From the tiniest Perdita Minima bee to the hulky female carpenter bee, we are reliant on the bee population for about one in three bites of our food, not to mention their role in pollinating cotton and the exotic foods […]
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