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Bee House

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A natural bamboo and wood structure created to encourage solitary bees to visit and pollinate your garden.
Beneficial insects are under intense pressure in our modern world. Air pollution and garden pesticides are bee killers.
Providing a safe garden sanctuary for these insects allows them to continue supporting our vital ecosystem. 

Encouraging bees to visit your garden means that your flowers will get the pollination they need, encouraging a healthy beautiful bloom. Fruit and vegetable pollination also ensures you get wonderful crops.

What is a Bee House?
This house is a cleverly designed artificial structure, consisting of natural materials that mimics a beehive. The purpose of this is to attract garden bees to dwell within and stay local to your garden and any plants to pollenate.

Why do I need a Bee House?
These houses are designed to improve the pollination of your garden plants.
By providing a desirable habitat for solitary insects such as Leafcutter and Mason bees, to occupy.

Why attract solitary bees?
These solitary insects happen to be super-pollinators, up 120 times more effective than garden honeybees.
Attracting these insects can greatly boost cross-pollination of your garden plants and increase your crop yield.
Watching these garden insects fly to and from a bee house, making their nests is fascinating.
Children can experience watching the garden bees do their work and discover how they impact our ecosystem.

This bee house is also suitable for other beneficial insects 

Why not have a look at our quirky ladybird house?

Endorsed by Buglife Conservation Trust

Where to put a bee house?
Best secured onto a sturdy structure such as a garden shed, tree or fence post. Place as close as possible to your flowering plants as lone bees will only travel about 300 feet to forage for food.
Ensure it is at least 3 feet from the ground to prevent ants from infesting the house.
If you have squirrels that regularly visit your garden, you may want to add chicken wire to the house to deter them.
It is best to angle the house down slightly, so allow any rainwater to run out.

What facing should a bee house be?
The ideal facing for a bee and wasp house is south east. Due to garden bees being coldblooded, they need heat from the sun to get flying in the morning.

When should you put a bee house out in your garden?
The best time is early spring, before these insects are active. Bring your bee house in out of the garden and store in a dry shed or garage during autumn and winter to protect from damp.

Width: 8cm
Depth: 8cm
Height: 25cm
Weight: 0.38kg
Colour: Natural wood and bamboo with green low VOC painted roof
Certified sustainable timber

Endorsed by Buglife Conservation Trust

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