Pollinators, Bees and Butterflies: Pollinating Bee Log
An attractive product for attracting beneficial pollinators to the garden. The Pollinating Bee Log is the natural home for Solitary Bees, including the Mason Bee, as well as a variety of over wintering insects. Vital for pollinating fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, these bees are non swarming and non aggressive and are safe with children and pets. The Log is made from solid FSC timber and designed to give good insulation (does not require moving inside in winter) and is filled with natural cane nesting tubes for the bees. The Log can be hung on a wall or from trees, pergolas or pole systems with the special strengthened seagrass hanging ropes.
Natural canes and solid timber construction means developing bees are safe during winter frosts
Beneficial to the garden - pollinates flowers, fruits and vegetables
Position in a warm place near a nectar source and to catch the morning sun. Ideally between 1 - 2 metres high, (max 3metres).
Beneficial to the garden, solid timber construction and natural canes
Why have a Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeder in the garden?
Aside from attracting these elegant insects simply for their beauty, by keeping a butterfly/bee nectar feeder, you can encourage butterflies (and bees) to visit and linger in your garden and benefit the pollination of plantlife in the surrounding area.
Butterflies are the second largest group of pollinators after bees. However, as each type of butterfly depends on different plants and places such as woodlands, hedgerows and gardens, they can be a good and early indicator of the health of these particular ecosystems.
Most butterflies prefer plants that are pink, red, purple or yellow. Favourite plants include; buddleia, lavender, sedum, Echinacea and sweet William.
Why have a Bumble Bee Nester in the garden?
Separate from common farmed Honey bees, bumble bees have a vital role in the plant pollination process, both in ornamental and food production roles. However, bees worldwide are in decline and their habitats are under threat from loss of habitat, intensive agriculture, development and indiscriminate use of pesticides and herbicides.
By offering Solitary bees a home in a safe and protected environment, you can make a really practical and potentially species saving contribution to conservation and biodiversity whilst benefiting the pollination of plantlife in the surrounding area.