Jim has been raising solitary bees almost his entire life.  Starting at a young age Jim began working in the family business raising leafcutter bees.  Jim graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics from Oregon State University.  He has since spent the last 30 years working and developing his skill and knowledge in the areas of propagating and pollinating using leafcutter and mason bees.  Jim has become one of the most knowledgeable individuals in agriculture in the practical use of solitary bees in pollination.


Craig graduated from Oregon State University.  He currently lives in Portland, Oregon and runs our propagation operation for mason bees.  Craig joined Watts Solitary Bees in 2008 and has developed his expertise in propagating mason bees for commercial orchards.  Craig also is in charge of our manufacturing of products for mason bee nesting in orchards.