A Box fit for a Solitary or Mason Bee who wants to be alone!
A lot of our UK Bees live alone. The female Bees like to nest in holes in the ground or in hollow stems where they will lay their eggs. I’ve roped Mr C in to make this Bee Box from upcycled pallet wood, a pruned tree and bamboo. It provides the perfect space for her to be alone.
According to The Wildlife Trusts ‘In Britain we have around 270 species of bee, just under 250 of which are solitary bees. Many solitary bee species specialise on a family of plants with the most common pollen specialism being for those plants in the daisy and pea families. This has implications for crops which fall into these families as solitary bees, which carry out the majority of pollination in Britain, are highly effective pollinators. Generalist solitary bees also carry out a vast amount of pollination, especially in gardens and on farms where there are a number of crops flowering all at once.’ which raises the alarm bells when we hear about the decline in number here in the UK and across the world.
Providing a suitable home should hopefully encourage the Bees into your garden.
Dimensions: 15.5cm x 12cm x 7.5cm (each Box will vary slightly due to the use of natural materials)