If you're looking to make more space for nature then the Bee Brick® solitary bee house is for you.
Great for garden lovers, design lovers and nature lovers, the Bee Brick® is an innovative nesting site for solitary bees, created to look lovely just standing in your garden, with the added innovation that the brick can also be used in place of a standard brick in building, creating more habitat for non-swarming solitary bees. The Bee Brick® provides a stylish nesting site for red mason and leafcutter bees, amongst other cavity-nesting species, and makes a real design statement in any bee-friendly garden, allotment, or building.
Solitary bees are fascinating to watch and a wonderful way to introduce kids to bees, solitary bees have no queen or honey to protect, meaning they are non-aggressive and won't sting.
Bee houses can be a simple way to do something to help our declining bee population, alongside bee-friendly planting and other wildlife-friendly measures.
Bee Brick® solitary bee houses designed and made by Green&Blue in the UK.
Materials Made in Cornwall from concrete, using up to 75% recycled material from the Cornish China clay industry.
Dimensions 215mm x 105mm x 65mm
Weight 2.9 kg (unpackaged)
Positioning The Bee Brick® should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the fascia. Ideally placed at least 1 metre from the ground with no upward limit.
More information Bee Brick® is solid at the back and has moulded cavities where the bees will lay their eggs, sealing the entrance with mud or chewed up vegetation. Offspring emerge in the Spring and begin the process of nesting again, repeating the cycle.
Solitary bees are facing a dramatic decline in numbers due to disease, an increase in chemical use and habitat loss. Pollinators account for 1/3 of the food we eat and are a vital part of our environment. The Bee Brick® can be used in urban spaces and places where there may not be alternative nesting sites for bees, either built into a wall or building or simply stood alone in a garden or allotment. Solitary bees are harmless and will not sting you unless you handle them roughly, even then their stings are not painful, meaning they are safe to encourage around pets and children.