Beekeeping & Wildlife Supplies, Cornwall, South West UK

Solitary Bee Observation Hive, Insect House


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Product Description
Solitary Bee Observation Hive, Insect House.
Fully assembled, approx. 480mm x 90mm x 205 mm.
Complete with 6 separate removable nesting chambers each with 6 nesting tunnels with varying tunnel sizes (10mm, 8mm, 6mm) to suit a variety of insect species and a removable clear acrylic plate.
Top attic space for overwintering insects.
Removable panels for observation on both sides.
External woodwork is 19mm solid untreated timber, a
 weatherproof treatment is recommended to keep nest boxes dry.

This is the perfect addition to any beekeepers or bee lovers garden - a must have for anyone wanting to help beneficial bees and insects.
It is also the perfect alternative to keeping a hive of honey bees - no knowledge or labour is required. There is as much pleasure and learning from watching the activities of solitary bees as from keeping honey bees and solitary bees are totally benign - so this is beekeeping without the sting.
The hive is designed to attract the many different species of nesting solitary bees and wasps that are important pollinators in our environment.
Mason bees, Leaf Cutter bees and Wool Carder bees are just some - there are over 200 species in the UK so identifying them all is a project in itself.
It will also provide nesting sites and hibernation homes for many other beneficial garden insects.

One of images shows the mud lined cells, each supplied with a mixture of pollen and nectar in tunnels seen in our Solitary Bee Observation Hive.
Two different species are using different sized tunnels here.

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