This simple but effective habitat provides a large number of cardboard tubes in which gentle non-swarming and non-aggressive bees lay their eggs. It is perfectly safe to attract these insects to your garden, even one with kids and pets, as they don’t sting. Throughout the spring and summer, the female bees will lay eggs in the tubes and create a series of cells separated by mud or leaf walls depending on species. The larvae will then develop over the winter period, safely ensconced within the tubes, and will emerge as adult bees the following spring. They will then mate, and the whole cycle begins again.
Solitary bees are highly effective pollinators of flowers, vegetables and fruit crops and can pollinate up to 85% more plant life than a honey bee. By encouraging the bees to nest in your garden, you are helping the conservation of these bees at the same time as efficiently increases your crop yield. Solitary bees are non-aggressive so they are perfectly safe to encourage into the garden and will not be a danger to children or pets. Once the bees start to use this nester, it will be used year after year as the population increases.
Features and Benefits
Only attracts gentle bees – This insert only attracts non-swarming, non-stinging solitary bees.
Increases your yield – Grow up to 85% more fruit and vegetables.
Creates an entire ecosystem – When used in conjunction with your VegTrug.
- Only attracts non-stinging, non-swarming, solitary bees
- Can increase yields by up to 85%
- Creates a full ecosystem in conjunction with your VegTrug
- 70% FSC-certified sustainable wood / cardboard
- 100% Safe for children and pets
- Dimensions: H18 x W19 x D19cm
- Colour: Grey