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. Generalist solitary bees carry out a vast amount of pollination, especially in gardens and on farms where there are a number of crops flowering all at once.’. When we hear about the decline in number here in the UK and across the world the alarm bells must ring as we make the connection of of their impact on the pollination of crops.
Providing a suitable home should 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)