- Wooden bee hotel
- Single unit design with colourful pitched roof
- A safe nesting & breeding structure for solitary bees
- A safe place for young solitary bees to grow to maturity
- Holes of various sizes mimic those found in the wild
- Provides access for different varieties of solitary bees
- Quick & easy to hang
- Does not attract honey bee colonies
- A great way to support the threatened bee population
- Attracts docile, gentle pollinators to your garden
Did you know? There are close to 1000 solitary bee species in South Africa. Unlike honey bees, they don’t rely on a Queen for breeding; they live independently and need their own private space to breed. Most solitary bee species are stingless, and they tend to be very passive and gentle.
How it works:
- A female solitary bee selects a hole of the right size & depth to be her breeding nest
- From her chosen nest, the female will fly back & forth in your garden to collect pollen & nectar
- She will mix the pollen & nectar into a paste & place it at the back of the hole
- She will lay her eggs close to this mixture, to give her young the nourishment they need
- After “filling the pantry” & laying her eggs, she will seal up the hole with various natural materials, then fly off
- The young bees will grow up safely in the nest, feeding on the pollen & nectar mix until they’re old enough to break through the sealed door & fly off
- Congratulations you’ve helped a new generation of bees to flourish into adulthood!
- Single unit
Country of Origin
Made in South Africa
3 out of 3 people would recommend this product17/01/2019, By StephanieSo cute! Love the design and the little added bags on the front. Still awaiting some guests but it's been great having my toddler run to check each day!18/09/2018, By BarendI love the hotel, it is a nice addition to the garden, no tenants yet though23/04/2018, By RoxyVery cute but no insects living there yet...
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