Leafcutter Bee House - Creative Woodcraft New Zealand

Leafcutter Bee House

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Leafcutter Bee House

We can all use a little more pollination. Become a leafcutter bee keeper.

Raise gentle-natured leafcutter bees. See your garden explode with blossom as a result!

This unique leafcutter bee house with nesting tray system is designed specifically to provide a home for leafcutter bees. These types of bees do not swarm, are gregarious and safe around children and pets, they are naturally attracted to the holes in wood. The leafcutter bee house provides a habitat that has become harder for them to find in modern gardens today. The leafcutter bee house can be sited at any time of the year. It will also be used by other species of New Zealand native solitary bees.

Product includes

  • Leafcutter bee house
  • 72 hole inter-locking nesting tray system
  • Bee attractor pack – wildflower seed mix

Siting

Site the box in a visible warm place ideally to catch the morning sun. It is helpful to have soil nearby and food sources such as flowers, fruit trees, etc.

Attach to trees, pergolas, fences etc. in a sheltered position.

Although these bees do not swarm they are gregarious and once the box is used, occupation will increase in the following years. Increasing Pollination of fruit trees, flower gardens and vegetable gardens.

Because of the solid timber construction and insulation value, the bee house will not need to be taken inside in winter.

Sow Creative Woodcraft’s wildflower seed mix nearby to help encourage birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Other

For further information please visit our educational web recourse www.BeeGAP.co.nz (Gardeners Adding Pollinators)

At Creative Woodcraft, we do not endorse drilled nesting holes in wood or bamboo tubes as these cannot be cleaned or inspected!

Maintenance

This leafcutter bee house is made from quality timber sourced from local, sustainable managed forest plantations. Non-toxic water based stains and sealants are used wherever possible in the manufacturing of our products. The leafcutter bee house can be re-stained periodically to maintain its appearance.

Observation

Raise leafcutter bees and encourage other native cavity nesting solitary bees.