OBA is an association consisting of orchard managers, pollinators, mason bee producers, and researchers all looking to accelerate the use of solitary bees in orchards across the world. Members are from North America and Europe.
Meeting annually, the members of OBA collaborate on research, development, pollination methodologies, and health practices for various solitary orchard bees (Osmia lignaria, Osmia cornifrons, Osmia cornuta, and Osmia rufa)
As the understanding of using solitary bees in orchards matures, consultants will rise to assist the orchard managers and crop owners. Crown Bees will assist in this endeavor.
For further reading on studies, members, standards, and operational procedures, please visit www.orchardbee.org