Solitary bee home

R421136
£ 24.99
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    Specially designed for two common bee home dwellers; the leafcutter and red mason bees. This high quality bee home comes with removable nesting trays, metal fastenings for secure siting and an overhanging roof to protect bees from the rain. The apex roof is painted (using non-toxic paint) a light sage green and matches the style of some of our most popular bird nest boxes.

    • Made in the UK
    • Against deforestation: Made from FSC ® certified pine.
    • Bespoke 8mm and 10mm nest holes for red mason and leafcutter bees.
    • Optimal 15cm hole depth ensuring plenty of eggs are laid and protected.
    • Removable trays for inspection and cleaning.

    Did you know we have over 260 species of bee in the UK?

    Rather than living in colonies, the vast majority of our bees are solitary, with each female building her own nests. 

    These non-aggressive, highly efficient pollinators are important to our ecosystems and economy, including the pollination of many of our wildflowers and fruit and vegetable crops.

    Having a variety of pollinator-friendly plants in your garden from March to September is a great way to help, while providing a safe, cosy nesting site will also make a big difference. 





    R421136
    5060417718825

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    Age: 25 - 34

    29/Jul/2020
    Already in use!
    Not only is this bee home lovely to look at and easy to put up, after only a short time of being mounted near our lavender bush, we already have a leafcutter bee laying her eggs!

    So lovely to see and know they have a safe place to make a nest.
    RSPB response
    That's great to hear - thank you!
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    Age: 55 - 64

    02/Jun/2020
    Disappointed
    For an RSPB product this was disappointing. For starters there were trays missing when the item arrived. The trays do not fit snuggly into the house so any movement could cause them to dislodge.
    Mounting fixture is too small for the size and weight of the house. Difficult to attach to wall without the bee house moving around in the breeze once it’s in place.
    Sorry RSPB but this is just not up to your usual standards.
    RSPB response
    We are very sorry for the missing tray and will happily replace. When the two metal brackets are fixed to a flat surface, there is no movement and trays will not dislodge. Approx. 1.5mm space is left on either side of the trays to prevent sticking/damage.
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    Age: 45 - 54

    18/Jan/2020
    Excellent Quality
    I have looked at other bee nesting products and this is by far the best I have seen. It is very sturdy and well made. The bee nesting blocks are smooth. Bought in winter so yet to see if bees use it.
    RSPB response
    Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you are happy with the quality of this new solitary bee home from the RSPB!
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