Masonry Bees that are so integral to our ecosystem. Unlike honeybees or bumble bees, the Masonry Bee is a solitary bee. It has no queen or worker bees. They don’t produce honey or beeswax. Other than mating, their soul purpose is to pollinate.

If you build it…bees will come.

Masonry Bees that are so integral to our ecosystem. Unlike honeybees or bumble bees, the Masonry Bee is a solitary bee. It has no queen or worker bees. They don’t produce honey or beeswax. Other than mating, their soul purpose is to pollinate.

Ive been thinking of putting up something to attract solitary bees. If I were a solitary bee I would stay in this hotel…

Ive been thinking of putting up something to attract solitary bees. If I were a solitary bee I would stay in this hotel…

a garden home for beneficial insects!  Craftsman Built Insect Hotel Decorative Wood House by Olivier Le Queinec, via Dreamstime

a garden home for beneficial insects! Craftsman Built Insect Hotel Decorative Wood House by Olivier Le Queinec, via Dreamstime

Add an insect house to your garden to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects.  Make your own but ensure it has a waterproof roof, or invest in a bespoke bee hotel such as the Big Insect Biome, £59.99 (wildlifeworld.co.uk).

Add an insect house to your garden to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects. Make your own but ensure it has a waterproof roof, or invest in a bespoke bee hotel such as the Big Insect Biome, £59.99 (wildlifeworld.co.uk).

Double Insect Factory and Bee Hotel

Mason Bee House, Insect Hotel, Bug Box three tier, in 'Old English Green'. Can be personalised

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