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NEWS- Live Interview with KOIN 6 – Washington Company Rents Out Bees for Your Garden

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — Help is on the way for people who want blooms on backyard plants and orchards.

As mason bees are emerging from a long winter hibernation, a Washington-based company called Rent Mason Bees is looking for backyards in the Portland area to site new colonies! The bees do not sting, they are great pollinators and can be a great science project for kids while schools are closed.

Watch this live interview with Rent Mason Bees owner Jim Watts on KOIN 6 Live in Portland, Oregon!

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