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. 

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Registration is now open for the 2019 OBA Annual Conference!

The conference will take place on December 13th and 14th, 2019 in Riverside, CA at the University of California Riverside Extension. Join us to hear the latest in orchard bee research and meet other people in the field.

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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!    

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