Solitary bees are are essential for pollination of fruit, vegetables and herbs. This Solitary Bee Nesting Tin provides 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. The Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa) is active in the garden from March to July and is responsible for pollinating top fruit and soft fruit. The Blue Orchard Bee ne of the easiest ways to attract them to your garden is to position a Solitary Bee Tin. Each tin is packed with cardboard nesting tubes, which are the perfect size for Mason, Orchard & Leafcutter Bees. Solitary bees then lay their eggs inside the holes and seal them with mud or chewed up vegetation, so it is easy to tell if it is being used and then the following year the adults AND their offspring will use the same nest again building up the numbers of solitary bees visiting your garden each year.
This Solitary Bee Tin comes ready to hang up using the chain included and comes complete with the nesting tubes sealed inside by a peel-able foil seal and a removable woodpecker and predator guard. Once your nester tubes are full fit the perforated predator guard to protect the nesting tubes from woodpeckers and predators over-winter. Dimensions 16cm Long x 10cm diameter.