About Us

About Us - Gentle Bee Co

Welcome to Gentle Bee Co! We are a small family business nestled in the heart of Canterbury, New Zealand. Our passionate team consists of Reagan, Sarah, and our three adorable children - Zoe (5), Charlie (4), and Millie (9 months). With a deep love for nature and a strong commitment to environmental conservation, we embarked on a journey to make a difference in the world of pollinators.

Sarah's family has been actively involved in the breeding of New Zealand's only and largest population of leafcutter bees for nearly a decade. Drawing from her family's wealth of knowledge and experience in breeding these remarkable creatures, together with her husband, Reagan, the Gentle Bee Co was born.

Our Purpose and Mission

At Gentle Bee Co, our purpose is twofold: to continue an essential legacy of breeding leafcutter bees in New Zealand and to expand the population of these incredible pollinators nationwide. Our mission is to make a meaningful contribution to the environment and promote awareness of the importance of leafcutter bees in sustaining biodiversity and supporting healthy ecosystems.

The Importance of Leafcutter Bees

Leafcutter bees, known for their gentle nature and outstanding pollination abilities, play a crucial role in enhancing crop yields and promoting the growth of various plants, fruits, and vegetables. As solitary bees, they diligently forage for pollen and nectar, transferring these essential elements from one flower to another, ultimately resulting in the pollination of a wide range of plant species.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing you with top-quality products that allow you to embrace a bee-friendly garden and contribute to the well-being of these vital pollinators. Our Home Garden Starter Kits offer a unique opportunity to attract and nurture leafcutter bees right in your own backyard.

Supporting a Sustainable Future

By supporting Gentle Bee Co, you are not only fostering a thriving leafcutter bee population but also contributing to a sustainable future for New Zealand's ecosystems. Your support enables us to continue our breeding efforts and raise awareness of the crucial role that these bees play in maintaining a healthy environment.

Thank You for Joining Our Journey

We are immensely grateful for your support as we continue on our journey of preserving and promoting leafcutter bees in New Zealand. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and cultivate a greater understanding of these remarkable creatures.

Thank you for being part of the Gentle Bee Co family. Your support is invaluable, and we are thrilled to have you with us on this exciting adventure to protect and cherish our precious pollinators.