Solitary Bee Box – for solitary bees with video

June 25, 2012

in A selection of my garden wildlife videos, Red mason solitary bees, Solitary Bee Observation Box

“All my articles and videos, available free, are funded by my  teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxessolitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Please help by spreading the word and forwarding this link to your friends and colleagues. http://nurturing-nature.co.uk  Thank you” George Pilkington

Solitary Bee Box   ………….  NOW FOR SALE- see below  

“When people think of bees, they think of honeybees, but there are over 250 species of wild bee which are absolutely essential to the pollination our flowers,fruit and vegetables. Their natural habitats are declining, so by providing them with safe and comfortable places to nest in means we can better help them to help us”

The Wild Bee Boxes, made in Britain, have 2 unique large viewing panels that allow you to safely follow the life-cycle of the bees with minimal disturbance to the animals. This makes the nest boxes ideal for schools, homes and environment centres.

Made from environmentally friendly FSC certified wood these nest boxes are made to last for years. The nesting blocks can be reused many times and have been constructed for easy removal for cleaning and easy cocoon removal. Optional extras include a cocoon storage box which fits underneath the main box and interchangeable nesting blocks to attract other wild and beneficial insects such as smaller bee species and harmless solitary wasps, allowing you to learn more about the solitary bees and wasps that come into your garden.

For a wealth of information from professional and enthusiastic people alike, regarding bees and wasps visit   BWARS   web site or even perhaps contribute to the pool of knowledge or join for only £15 pa.

Great educational value! Lets children learn science in an interesting, real life, hands on way! These nest boxes are novel ways to stimulate interest and knowledge of solitary bees and wasps in Britain. No fiddly cardboard/bamboo tubes to carefully slice open and study the contents – simply just sit and observe! Did you see that beautifully coloured jewel wasp enter the cavity? That was a cuckoo wasp.

Wild Bee Box with cocoon emergence box attached (2)

 

Only required for the spring, emerging bees leave their cocoons from the cocoon emergence box and soon find a handy nesting area above them…£15     buy below

 

Wild Bee Box with interchangeable nesting blocks inserted into housing unit and cocoon box attached

 

The nesting blocks are easily removed, easy to clean, reusable and should give many years of usage. Cocoons are easily removed and can be stored overwinter.  The different sized cavities gives small wild bee species and harmless solitary wasp species the opportunity to nest inside the Wild Bee Box….watch solitary wasps carry paralysed caterpillars, aphids or sawfly to stored inside the cavity as food for the larvae.                    £11 x 2 blocks     buy below

 

Wild Bee Box with interchangeable nesting blocks attached to wall

 

See what different species your nest box may attract and watch their secret lives!

 

Wild Bee Box, with unidentified bees building cells inside an interchangeable nesting block

For more information and prices 

Registered Design. Nest box made from FSC timbers in North West England, on a non FSC accredited premises. Being natural timbers, colours may differ. Sold unpainted. Specifications may change due to continual product research and development.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anthony Powell July 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

dog friendly – friendly to dogs
child friendly – friendly to children
user friendly – friendly to user
environmentally friendly – friendly to environmentally…???
Which is why I say environment friendly.

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nurturingnature July 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Nice one Anthony! Another slant on it wish everyone came back with thought provoking simple remarks!! Cheers George

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