These Bee Hotels are designed as a nesting place for a variety of bee that lays their eggs in small cavities. The most common of these is the Mason Bee of which there are 300 varieties in the Northern Hemisphere. Mason Bees are very particular about where they lay their eggs so it is important that you locate them so that they are facing south or south east and at least a metre above the ground if not higher. It is important to clean out your Bee Hotels at the beginning of each year otherwise they will become infested with parasites. Fixing instructions and wood screws included with your purchase.
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This product is entirely handmade by Geoff Fisher in his Buckinghamshire studio. He only uses locally sourced hardwoods that are coppiced as part of an ongoing program of traditional woodland management to maintain a healthy balance of native flora and fauna. It has been specifically designed using the natural shape of the wood to produce a utilitarian product that is both unique and practical. The natural qualities of the wood mean that not only is each product unique because of its grain and texture but because of the different soil and climate conditions in a particular locality. Wildlife can also create differences and because wood is a living material small cracks and twists can appear in response to temperature and humidity changes. Sizes are therefore approximate and will vary slightly.