Bee Better Blog

Roughly 70% of wild, native bees nest below-ground – in North America, that’s about 2,500 species of bees!

Wild bees make their homes in a variety of surprising places, from snail shells to embankments to inside plant stems.

What does it take to create lasting pollinator habitat in agriculture?

Flowering insectary strips are an excellent strategy for supporting pollinators and other beneficial insects on farms.

Understory habitat refers to areas that can support flowering plants and grasses beneath or between existing crops such as berries, grapes or orchard fruits.

In the Media

Western Farm Press

Bee Better is generating meaningful change on farms, helping to preserve crop pollinators.

In Good Tilth: It's Time to Bee Better

A New Certification from the Xerces Society and Oregon Tilth Aims to Restore Pollinator Habitat

Press Releases

New Farm and food certification program gives recognition to conservation-minded farmers and food companies that protect pollinators.