Purchasing a solitary bee house from www.creativewoodcraft.co.nz
is your introduction to the fascinating world of our native bee pollinators. It has
been specially designed to attract a variety of gentle, non-stinging native and introduced solitary bee species that nest from early spring through
summer. They might not make honey, but they are extremely efficient pollinators, and your garden will explode with color and produce as a result.
Visit our web site
for more detailed information and photos: Learning about Native Bees is so new to most of us that it can be overwhelming at first, but don't worry!
We can email you a seasonal Newsletter that really simplifies it for you by letting you know what you could or should be doing with your native bees during each season of the year. If you’re interested in receiving it, go to our web site and click on Newsletter, to sign up
. Thank you for your interest in our native bee pollinators!
Dr David Pattemore, Research Scientist, Plant & Food Research;
Honeybees are relied on as the cornerstone of crop pollination in New Zealand, because hives can be easily managed and monitored. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the most effective pollinator or that they are sufficient on their own
Alternative pollinators can make significant contributions by promoting cross fertilisation and by supplementing the base pollination service contributed by honeybees
> Check out our specialist range of alternative pollinator habitat and increase pollination in your garden!