This nest box is perfect for both bees and bugs which are great for your garden. The top chamber features seven wooden nesting and bamboo tubes of various sizes which encourage safe solitary bees to nest. The lower chamber is filled with pine cones to provide a safe habitat for beneficial insects such as ladybirds, earwigs and lacewings. The wooden retaining in this lower chamber can also be removed so that alternative natural materials such as straw or bark can be used to provide a safer wintering habitat.
This bee and bug biome is made from FSC timber with a eau de nil painted finish. It should be placed in a sheltered position up to 2 metres above ground level facing South or South East to catch the morning sun.
- Height: 20.5cm
- Width: 12cm
- Length: 10.5cm
If you see the block and tubes filled by the end of summer, it is a good idea to cover them with chicken wire 25mm from the face of the biome to prevent woodpecker attack.
This product has also recently won European Consumers Choice Award 2014.