Bee nesting box with zinc roof

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Buy Bee nesting box with zinc roof: Encouraging Red Mason bees into the garden with a nesting box should help you get bumper crops of fruit and vegetables!<br><br>This novel nesting box has a galvanised metal pitched roof and is packed with pieces of bamboo that provide the ideal nesting site. Made from FSC wood.<br><br>The 'solitary' bee species that use these nests won't swarm and the females will only sting if very roughly handled - the males cannot sting at all.<br><br>Try to position your nesting box so that it gets lots of sun and angle it slightly so the water will not soak into the nesting holes every time it rains. You can attach it to a tree, fence or post (it is shown with an optional shepherds hook, which is available separately) close to a flowerbed or anywhere you think a bee might like to forage.<br><br>Measurements:<br>W15cm x D12cm x H20.5cm

Encouraging Red Mason bees into the garden with a nesting box should help you get bumper crops of fruit and vegetables!

This novel nesting box has a galvanised metal pitched roof and is packed with pieces of bamboo that provide the ideal nesting site. Made from FSC wood.

The 'solitary' bee species that use these nests won't swarm and the females will only sting if very roughly handled - the males cannot sting at all.

Try to position your nesting box so that it gets lots of sun and angle it slightly so the water will not soak into the nesting holes every time it rains. You can attach it to a tree, fence or post (it is shown with an optional shepherds hook, which is available separately) close to a flowerbed or anywhere you think a bee might like to forage.

Measurements:
W15cm x D12cm x H20.5cm

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sturdy little house

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Also have two plants sent by my daughter in US via yourselves. White Camassia and Hellebore. Both double potted as snow stopped planting, Good plants

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When would be the best time to hang one of these nesting boxes? Surely this time of the year it would go un-used until sometime in the Spring.

Jaxxy

Hello, Solitary bees such as red masons and leaf cutters, tend to have a short life. They emerge in spring and start looking for somewhere to make their nests and lay their eggs, so this nesting box should be up and ready for them when they appear.

Helen

Bees in my lawn? Also Magnolia and Hydrangea advice please Hi Can you please help? I have thousands, and thousands, of what looks like bees, with a black body and white striped head hovering and burrowing into my lawn - they burrow like ants. What are they? Also can you tell me which pink Magnolia or Hydrangea I can plant in my garden? (chalky, with some lime) or scented shrubs Thank you Marilyn

Hello Marilyn, These sound like Mason Bees, which really are very good guys in the garden. They do not swarm and will only sting if grabbed and they will ensure you have a bumper crop of fruit and flowers. As for the Magnolia/Hydrangea question, the flowers of nearly all the Hydrangeas will turn pink on alkaline soils. Some of the best include Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/hydrangea-macrophylla-endless-summer-pink=-bailmer/classid.2000011037/ Also if the soil is not too alkaline, you could grow any of the following Magnolias:- M.grandiflora http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/magnolia-grandiflora-/classid.4124/ M. x loebneri Leonard Messel http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/magnolia-%C3%97-loebneri-leonard-messel/classid.4144/ M.stellata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/specimen-plants/magnolia-stellata-/classid.2000012898/ M. wilsonii http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/magnolia-wilsonii-/classid.7928/ Finally, the following link will take you to our full list of shrubs that grow in alkaline soils and have scented flowers. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.10/vid.230/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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