A sturdy home for mason bees. Contains 20 nesting tubes. Front door allows bees into this bee home and keeps predators out.
Economical Gift! Ready to hang in your garden!
Suitable for Small Gardens, new Mason Bee keepers.
Each cottage Includes:
- One Cottage
- 20 cardboard nesting tubes, 6 inches long
Our Starter Cottage is "move-in ready" for Mason Bees. Set out on the sunny side of a house or garden shed (preferably East facing) and bees will soon settle in. Modest in size and price, it's a perfect first mason bee house, great in the classroom and an ideal gift for gardeners.
The front panel removes for easy cleaning and maintenance. When in place, the panel protects bees from predating woodpeckers, mice and parasitic wasps.
The Starter Cottage comes with 20, one-time-use nesting straws where the bees nest and lay eggs. In the fall, unroll the nesting tubes to harvest and clean the cocoons. The cocoons can over winter in the cottage, then emerge and move into fresh nesting straws in the spring.
Like all Beediverse products, the Starter Cottage is durable, attractive, easy to clean, and made from sustainable resources to last many summers.
Dimensions of Cottage: 20 x 10 x 10 cm or 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
Materials: cardboard,wood, metal
Mason Bee cocoons not included