The Orchard Bee Association (OBA) is dedicated to enhancing the use of native and naturalized bees in orchards throughout the world.
Since 2009, scientists, growers, solitary bee keepers, entrepreneurs, and students from around the world have been networking at an annual mason bee event. In 2014, OBA became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
WHO Are we?
Orchard Bee Association is the world's first nonprofit focused on the expanded utilization and protection of orchard bees for large scale pollination and education. We partner with individuals and groups all over the world to support the research and growth of the orchard bee pollination industry.
Get your tickets soon for the 2017 OBA symposium at UC Davis
Tickets are now available for our annual meeting where you will have access to the latest orchard bee research, meet others in the field concentrated on the use of orchard bees in the pollination industry, and be apart of decision making for the future direction of our non-profit organization. Join us December 8th and 9th for the largest orchard bee conference with leading experts in the field. Find out more about the agenda for the weekend here.
Saturday includes an afternoon social at UC Davis, one of the leading universities for pollination and agricultural studies.
Purchase tickets and book your accommodations soon for the event. Hallmark Inn in Davis, CA is offering reduced nightly rates for OBA attendees.
become a member
OBA members have direct exclusive access to all the latest research on orchard mason bees. We also gather annually in an seldom seen collaboration of science, industry, education, and the public. Join us to connect with researchers, companies, and bee advocates from around the world who are dedicated to promoting the propagation and protection of wild bees. Everyone is welcome!