Versatile bee tubes allows viewing of bee cells
Can be added to existing insect habitats
Long lasting plexiglass material
Pack of 20 tubes
Dimensions (approx) (H x W x D): 150h x 8w
This pack of 20 long-lasting 8mm x 150mm plexiglass tubes are ideal for DIY insect houses and are designed to attract non-swarming pollinating bees like leafcutter and red mason bees.
The clear wall allows the bee cells to be viewed, increasing enjoyment and interactivity with the insect house.
Position in a warm place near a nectar source and to catch the morning sun. Ideally hung in a sunny corner of the garden near foliage, between 1 - 2 metres high, (max 3metres).
Monitoring & Inspection
If using your own box ensure it is well insulated, or take it into an outbuilding during winter for frost protection.
When the tubes are filled it may be necessary to protect the tubes/eggs from woodpeckers. This can be simply achieved by placing some protective wire mesh over the face of the box.
No maintenance required for this product.
What Species Might Use My Habitat?
There are hundreds of species of solitary bees in the UK with a range of nesting requirements. However, the most likely species to use the tubes nester are leafcutter bee and red mason bee.
These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.ï»¿