Eco Bee Nesting Tubes
Wildlife World

Eco Bee Nesting Tubes

For the garden

Regular price £8.99

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Experience the fascinating world of bees with these cardboard solitary bee nesting tubes. Solitary bees are a delight to watch going about their vital work of pollinating in your garden. They are non-aggressive to people and pets. It is their lifestyle which makes them so gentle. They do not live in a colony and do not have any honey to defend.

From March to August, the female bees will lay eggs in the tubes and then create a series of cells separated by either mud or leaf walls, depending on species. The larvae will develop over the winter period in the tubes and then emerge as adult bees the following spring. The males and females then mate, and the females' whole cycle of laying the larvae in the tubes begins over again.

Our tubes are ideal for mason/orchard bees. Used to easily fill existing bee boxes or to make your own simple bee nester. By using fresh cardboard tubes every season, excellent bee health may be maintained. For professional management of solitary bees in horticultural and orchard environments, you may wish to use these tubes in conjunction with paper tube liners to enable examination of the bee cells and enable parasite control.

The perfect companion for the Bee Nester.

Want to know more? Check out different Pollinating Herbs in Jekka's Guide to Pollinating herbs and read Jean Vernon’s guide for planting for bees & pollinators to help get your garden buzzing!

Also available in Jekka’s Pollinating Gardeners Gift Box; the perfect gift.

  • Contains 30 Eco Bee Nesting Tubes

Like Jekka’s, Wildlife World is a small independent business not too far from us, based in Tetbury in Gloucestershire.

Wildlife World are the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of wildlife friendly products for the garden. They have won a total of eleven new product development, environmental and design awards for their beautifully made bee hives and products.

Their UK Workshop's wooden products are exclusively manufactured from FSC® certified timber. They use many naturally durable timbers which require more complex drying time but eliminates the need for chemical preservatives, which we totally agree with! Furthermore, their products are only treated with water-based stains and paints and they use recycled materials in place of plastic and metals where they can.

By buying Wildlife World products you are helping them support a huge range of environmental and wildlife projects. These include the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, British Hedgehog Preservation Society, International Bee Research Association, The Centre for Alternative Technology, and other Wildlife Rescue Centres.