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This partnership will allow us to continue to help increase the
health of the ecosystem and help our pollinators thrive!

1 of every 3 bites of food depends on pollination!

Farmers are using solitary bees to help pollinate crops and produce more food.
This reduces the stress load on honeybees and helps farmers make more food.

Bee Friendly Gardening, a program of Pollinator Partnerships, helps people play a bigger role in the health of pollinators and the planet. Over 85% of U.S. households have an outdoor living space; by converting some to much-needed habitat, together we can have a big impact. Your space can provide support to pollinators and other wildlife – no lawn, garden, balcony or window box is too small!

Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators critical to food and ecosystems through conservation, education and research. Healthy bees are essential for a healthy tomorrow.

Plant a pollinator friendly yard

These regionally specific Garden Cards and Guides will help you plant a Pollinator Friendly Yard.

The WSDA reports that there are over 20,000 bee species worldwide, with 4,000 of them found in the United States, and an estimated 700 species in Washington state. These bees vary in size, ranging from as large as bumblebees to smaller than a grain of rice, and they engage in pollination throughout different times of the year.

On a global scale, bees are experiencing a concerning decline. Commercial beekeepers in the United States have consistently reported bee colony loss rates of 30% each winter since 2006, as noted by Ohio State Insights. The Center for Biological Diversity has alarming statistics, stating that over half of native bee species are on the decline, with nearly one in four facing imperilment, and a significant 40% of insect pollinators being highly threatened.

WSU Extension Master Gardeners hold a distinctive position in addressing the decline of pollinators. They have heightened their educational outreach endeavors, emphasizing the crucial significance of pollinators and advocating for actions individuals can take to minimize their loss.

Rent Mason Bees has partnered with the Washington State University Master Gardeners in helping to offset the decline of the native bee population where we have presented a class on sustainable mason bee populations. You can download the presentation by

clicking here

To learn how you can get involved, please visit the WSU Master Gardener Pollinator Health Program page.

Pollinator Health Program

Since 1982 Select Harvest has been growing almonds in California’s fertile Central Valley. Today they manage over 10,000 acres of almonds plus 867 acres of permanent POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY HABITAT including natural wetlands, riparian habitat, seasonal streams, ponds and native prairie. We practice progressive farm management techniques that have led us to certify all of our almond orchards under the Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Friendly Farming program.

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Mason bees
visit up to
flowers a day
400 Mason bees
do the work of
honey bees
One Mason bee
block can hold
bees per acre
to pollinate their