NatureZedge NatureZedge Insect & Bee Hotel – SUPERCHARGE your garden!!
Why use an Insect & Bee Hotel?
Mason bees are a solitary bee that is non-aggressive. One mason bee pollinates the same as several hundred honeybees. Mason bees stay within a few hundred yards of their hive, while honeybees will often travel miles. This means mason bees will focus on YOUR yard and not the orchard two miles down the road. Another huge benefit is that mason bees become active in the spring several weeks earlier than honey bees, which means you get a head start on your garden!
Attract Beneficial Insects
By providing shelter to beneficial insects with an Insect Hotel, you’ll be increasing the populations of ladybugs and lacewings. These bugs provide a natural way of removing unwanted pests such as aphids. If left uncontrolled, aphids can destroy months of hard work in a matter of days.
These houses are designed to last for two seasons
Physically, these bee and insect houses will last a long time. However, bee houses are susceptible to parasites that are detrimental to the bee population if they are used for more than two years. This is the case with almost any human-made bee house.
We highly recommend buying new bee houses every two years so they will always have a safe, healthy place to nest. Once the mason bees move to your yard, they will seek out shelter in the same area year after year. The bee houses attract them initially, then the plentiful food and welcoming space encourage them to stay.
Size: 11″ L x 7.75″ W x 3.75″ D