The beautiful bee hotel and concrete planter makes a great gift for the garden lover who appreciates beautiful design.
The Beepot is a bee hotel inspired by Green&Blue's award winning Bee Brick, only this time they've added a diner! The Beepot combines a safe nesting site for solitary bees with a space for perfect pollinator planting, meaning a food source for the bees is never far away. You could call it a Bee&B! Solitary bees are facing massive decline, in part due to habitat loss. By using the Beepot in your garden, allotment or urban space you are helping the bees to continue the vital pollination work they do and they are also fascinating to watch and safe to encourage around children and pets as they are non aggressive. Solitary bees are harmless and will not sting you unless you squash them, even then their stings are not painful. The role they play in pollination accounts for around 1/3 of the food we eat and they are therefore a vital part of our environment. The Beepot has cavities where solitary bees, mainly Leaf Cutter and Red Mason, will lay their eggs, sealing the entrance with mud or chewed up vegetation. Offspring emerge in the spring and begin the process of nesting again, repeating the cycle.
Materials: Made in Cornwall from cast concrete using up to 70% waste materials from the china clay industry.
Size: 225mm x 150mm x 152mm
Weight: Approx 8kg (unpackaged)
Positioning: The Beepot should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the holes. Ideally placed at around 1 metre from the ground.