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Solitary Bees and Bee Seeds

Solitary bees are very important to the garden's natural balance and are essential for pollination of fruit, vegetables and herbs. These bee nesting boxes provide solitary bees with ideal sites to lay eggs. Siting these houses in your garden will increase bee numbers leading to better pollination of flowers etc.

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  1. Solitary Beehive

    This best-selling Solitary Beehive has been designed to simulate the natural nesting conditions that solitary bees love. This wooden Solitary Beehive has a durable timber roof and base with wooden nesting trays in-between, which are all held together with two stainless steel bolts - this allows easy access. Designed to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bee and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets (they rarely sting). It can be sited in the garden at anytime of year and solitary bees (and their off-spring) will use it year after year. Can be free-standing or hung from a wall, fence or post. Height x 20cm width x 18cm depth x 16cm. Approx weight 1.5kg. Available NOW!

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  2. Flip top Solitary Beehive

    This new flip-top version of the best-selling Solitary Beehive has been designed to allow easy monitoring of the top nesting tray. Once in use, simply open the hinged lid to expose a Perspex covered tray, which allows easy inspection of the bees nesting activity and the bee larvae development. Designed to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bee and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets (they rarely sting). It can be sited in the garden at anytime of year and solitary bees (and their off-spring) will use it year after year. Can be free-standing or hung from a wall, fence or post. Height x 21cm width x 18cm depth x 15cm. Approx weight 1.5kg. Available NOW!

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  3. Solitary Bee House - 6 Tray

    This new Solitary Bee House is a wall mountable wooden bee house that has been designed to attract solitary bees. Solitary bees and their offspring will use the same house each year, so positioning a bee houses is a great way to build up the number of bees visiting your garden. This wooden Solitary Bee House is made out of heavy duty cedar, which offers the bees great protection in all weather. It features 6 x removable wooden nesting trays, which can be easily removed for annual cleaning / inspection PLUS you can "harvest cocoons" and re-locate to other areas of the garden or give them to friends. Attract non-swarming solitary bees like Mason, Leafcutter and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets and almost never sting, but are effective plant pollinators. Height x 24cm width x 15.5cm depth x 16cm. N.B. There is also a LARGER version available - CLICK HERE

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  4. Solitary Bee House - 12 Tray

    A LARGER version of the new Solitary Bee House. It is a LARGER wall mountable wooden bee house that has been designed to attract solitary bees. Solitary bees and their offspring will use the same house each year, so positioning a bee houses is a great way to build up the number of bees visiting your garden. This wooden Solitary Bee House is made out of heavy duty cedar, which offers the bees great protection in all weather. It features 12 x removable wooden nesting trays (twice as many as the small house), which can be easily removed for annual cleaning / inspection PLUS you can "harvest cocoons" and re-locate to other areas of the garden or give them to friends. Attract non-swarming solitary bees like Mason, Leafcutter and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets and almost never sting, but are effective plant pollinators. Height x 35cm width x 15.5cm depth x 16cm. N.B. There is also a SMALLER version available - CLICK HERE

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  5. Modular Solitary Bee House

    These new Modular Solitary Bee Houses are shaped like honeycomb, so they can be used individually or arranged in patterns to make a piece of "wall art" that not only looks great, but also attracts solitary bees. Filled with removable bee nesting tubes, that have been designed specially to appeal to solitary bees. Attract non-swarming solitary bees like Mason, Leafcutter and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets and almost never sting, but are effective plant pollinators. These new Modular Solitary Bee Houses come complete with the nesting tubes are hexagonal in shape, so they can be easily fitted together and they measure 21cm across at the widest point and are 16cm deep.

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  6. Beneficial Insect Houses

    These Beneficial Insect Houses feature different nesting areas suitable for a range of beneficial insect such as ladybirds, lacewings and solitary bees. Shaped as a apple or pear, these wall mountable houses not only look great, but also offer safe and appealing nesting / over-wintering sites for beneficial insects. Helping these insects to breed, feed and over-winter in your garden will help boost their numbers leading to better plant pollination and natural pest control. Divided into different sections, it features cut canes, drilled wood, holes and lots of places for insects to explore / hide / nest. Shaped as apples or pears, they are colourful and the apple measures 25.5cm across (at the widest point) and 25cm high and 8cm deep while the pear measures 22cm across (at the widest point) and 25cm high and 8cm deep. Ideal Gift and available NOW.

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  7. Beneficial Insect Giftbox
    £31.99

    This giftbox contains the pear shaped Beneficial Insect House. The Beneficial Insect House features different nesting areas suitable for a range of beneficial insect such as ladybirds, lacewings and solitary bees. Shaped as a pear, these wall mountable houses not only look great, but also offer safe and appealing nesting / over-wintering sites for beneficial insects. Delivered in a plain white box ready for wrapping, this giftbox contains a Pear Shaped Beneficial Insect House PLUS Pollinating Bee Guide, 3m pack of Bee Attracting Wildflower Seeds and 5 bee shaped chocolatesContents normally £39.97 Price £31.99 saving £7.98

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  8. Solitary Bee Diamond Shelter

    Regular Price: £29.99

    Special Price £27.50

    As low as: £24.99

    The new Solitary Bee Diamond Shelter is an attractive, wall mountable wooden bee house that holds a pack of 94 removable bee nesting tubes, that will attract mason / solitary bees into your garden and encourage them to return each year. Adult bees AND their offspring use the same nest each year, so positioning a bee shelter is the easy way to build up the numbers of solitary bees visiting your garden each year. The Solitary Bee Shelter is made out of heavy duty cedar and holds a pack of 94 cardboard nesting tubes. Designed to attract non-swarming solitary bees like Mason Bees, Leafcutter Bees and other solitary bees, these friendly bees are safe around children and pets and almost never sting, but are effective plant pollinators. Height x 24cm width x 15.5cm depth x 16cm.

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  9. Solitary Bee Log

    This Hanging Solitary Bee Log is ideal for hanging from fruit trees to encourage / build-up the number of solitary bees visiting your fruit trees each year to ensure pollination. Made from a solid, air-dried FSC timber log, the centre has been hollowed out to house cane bee nesting tubes designed to attract solitary bees like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bee and other solitary bees. The solid timber design of the Hanging Solitary Bee Log not only looks great, but it also provides excellent insulation to the developing larvae inside the tubes, which means it does not require moving inside in winter, so it is ideal for permanent installation in gardens / orchards. Dimension approx 16cm x 19cm x 16 cm. 1.8 Kg.

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  10. Solitary Bee Planter

    Regular Price: £39.99

    Special Price £37.50

    As low as: £32.50

    This new Solitary Bee Planter combines a solid wood planter and a solitary bee nest. Plant it with your favourite plants for a colourful display, while the built in solitary bee nest is packed with bee nesting tubes to attract solitary bees. Made from solid timber, the planter is fully lined with a fabric liner with a drainage hole at the back, which keeps the bees nesting underneath dry. The nest is packed with nesting tubes that can be easily removed for annual cleaning / inspection - great for kids, so they can see what is happening. These new Solitary Bee Planters can be freestanding or they come complete with wall hanging fixings, so the nests can be mounted on a posts or on a wall. The planters come complete with approx 200 nesting tubes and they measure 36cm high x 28cm deep at the top and 23cm wide. N.B. Plant pictured is not included. Special Offer - normally £39.99 NOW £37.50 saving £2.49

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