Eco Bee Nesting Tubes
For the gardenRegular price £8.99
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
Following our root of being ‘green, environmentally friendly and sustainable', we use eco-kraft boxes that are FSC approved and do not use any plastic in the posting of our products.
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