Interest in honey bee alternatives is growing rapidly. Since Wonderful ended its BOB program, growers from around the world are contacting him to learn how they can use their own native Osmia bees in their farms. Farmers in Europe have been using native Osmia bees native to their respective countries for the last 15 years.
“All of the research I have done in my life, I have never felt so privileged,” said Wardell. “It is encouraging to see so many people interested in Osmia.”