Pollinators, Bees and Butterflies: Solitary Bee Hive
An interactive solitary bee and insect box constructed in durable FSC timber with individual cell trays which can be opened for inspection and/or cleaning.
This unique solitary beehive is designed specifically to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee. Note: solitary bees do not swarm, are gregarious and safe around children and pets. These bees are naturally attracted to holes in wood and the Wildlife World solitary beehive provides habitat that has become harder to find in modern gardens.
Fascinating and great for education, the beehive is designed not only as a habitat, but to be easily dismantled to see the formation of small cells where the eggs are laid, or indeed where predators have been active. Always a friend to the gardener, attracting solitary bees to the garden is not only safe, but beneficial to pollination of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Essential garden pollinators
Silitary bees are non-aggressive
Calm and docile bees safe with pets and children
Site in a visible warm place ideally to catch the morning sun. It is helpful to have soil nearby, and food sources such as flowers, orchards and fruit.
Interacive, educational, beneficial to the garden/gardener, long-lasting, made from durable FSC timber
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.