This interactive Sliding Solitary Beehive habitat is constructed from durable responsibly sourced cedar and features sliding trays for quick and easy inspection and cleaning. Attracting solitary bees to the garden is not only safe and fun for kids, but also essential for pollinating flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Ideal for Attracting Non-Swarming Bees
The hole sizes are designed to attract solitary bee species, like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bee and other solitary species - all of which are friendly and safe around children and pets.
The Sliding Solitary Beehive trays can be easily removed to view the formation of small cells where the bees’ eggs are laid or where predators have been active. Bees are naturally attracted to holes in wood, and this Sliding Solitary Beehive provides an ideal habitat that has become harder to find in modern gardens.
Why Are Bees Important?
Did you know that bees and other pollinators are responsible for the pollination of nearly three quarters of the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food? A third of the world’s food production depends on bees!
If that’s not reason enough to help protect bees, they’re also responsible for the reproduction of many seeds, nuts, berries, and fruit, all of which provide vital sources of food for wild animals.
Bees themselves are also part of the food chain. Many species of UK bird, including blackbirds and starlings, prey on bees. Many spiders and insects also eat bees.
Bees are known for elaborate hives, but they also help build homes for millions of other insects and animals. Their role as pollinators is vital in the growth of tropical forests, savannah woodlands and forests. Many UK tree species, like willows and poplars, couldn’t grow without essential pollinators like bees.
Even your own garden serves as a home for thousands of tiny creatures, from birds and squirrels to tiny insects. If bees disappeared, the animals that depend on these plants for survival would vanish as well.
Oh, and honey’s pretty great too!
Do your part to protect your local bee population with this Sliding Solitary Beehive or explore our other Bee Habitats here.