This simple but effective habitat provides a large number of cardboard tubes to allow females bees to lay their eggs. Solitary bees are non-aggressive so they are perfectly safe to attract into the garden as the bees DO NOT sting and therefore will not be a danger to children or pets. Once the bees start to use this nester, it will be used year after year as the population increases. Available in two finishes: Natural or Greywash.
From March to August the female bees will lay eggs in the tubes and create a series of cells separated by mud or leaf walls depending on species. The larvae will develop over the winter period in the tubes and will then emerge as adult bees the following spring. The males and females will mate and the cycle starts again.
Solitary bees are highly effective pollinators of flowers, vegetables and fruit crops and pollinate up to 85% more than a honey bee. By encouraging the bees to nest in your garden you are helping the conservation of these bees as well as improving the yields of your crops.