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The Wild Bee Foundation

Saving the bees one farm at a time.

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We are committed to a world that works,

and to working with the world that sustains us.

Welcome to the Wild Bee Foundation!

We are committed to a world that works, and to working with the world that sustains us.

For millions of years, the Americas and the food plants that originated here were sustained by wild and native bees, and we believe that our wild bees are the key to maintaining healthy and sustainable crops for all of us.

This year (2016) we have passed two milestones: in California, we have recognized the probable loss of our first native bee to extinction, and in Hawaii, our first native bees have been placed on the Endangered Species List.  Many more species are in silent decline across the country, with their status largely unknown except that they are not where they used to be.

At the Native Bee Foundation, we partner with local farmers to provide the habitat we need for healthy bees and healthy crops.  We help them work with local beekeepers, and to integrate wild bees and honey bees for effective pollination.  We also work to track the populations of native pollinators in agricultural land.

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Get Involved

The Wild Bee Foundation is working on a program that will allow ecologically motivated donors to promote the conservation of wild pollinators, by helping to subsidize farmers who adopt bee-friendly agricultural practices.

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About Us

For millions of years, the Americas and the food plants that originated here were sustained by wild and native bees. We believe that our wild bees are the key to maintaining healthy and sustainable crops for all of us.

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Contact Us

At the Wild Bee Foundation, we partner with local farmers to provide the habitat we need for healthy bees and healthy crops. We would love to hear from you! Contact us to get involved with the Wild Bee Foundation.