Local gardeners raising mason bees for almond industry

The almond industry, California’s biggest agricultural exporter, desperately needs more pollinating bees. Dale Ace Hardware, in Fremont, CA, is responding by partnering with Crown Bees, a Washington-based leader in the mason bee pollination industry, to introduce local gardeners to solitary mason bees. Raising mason bees can supplement the declining honey bee for highly efficient food pollination. Read more.