This house is suited to Australian native solitary bees, a number of which are stingless. It’s not a honey hive.
Dimensions: 250mm (W) x 305mm (H) x 90mm (D)
This house is coated in a non-toxic lacquer/oil for protection, making it weatherproof and safe for bees and insects. It’s made of FSC timber, meaning it’s responsibly sourced and eco-friendly.
It’s important to remember that a bee and insect house needs maintenance over time, including cleaning to prevent parasites and pests and to remove unwanted residue. They’re best placed at least 1.5 metres from the ground in an effort to keep ants out, which may harm eggs or larvae that may be inside. The success of your bee and insect house depends largely on your garden and what bugs are attracted to it; likewise, expect more activity during the warmer months when bugs are more active.
Hook a piece of wire through the back loop of the house and attach to a tree trunk, branch, or simply amongst the garden.
The included seed mix is made up of the following varieties:
- Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
- Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
- Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
- Fineflower (Gilia leptantha)
- Toadflax (Linaria maroccana)
- Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
- Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)
- Nemophila (Nemophila menziesii)
- Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
- Marigold African (Tagetes erecta)
- Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)
- Borage (Borago officinalis)
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera pallida)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Native Violet (Viola hederacea)
- Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia)
- Sage (Salvia officinalis)