Collection: Solitary Bee Houses

Bees are not only fascinating but crucial to biodiversity and the food chain. Many species of solitary bees have declined because of the lack of suitable habitats. We help cavity-nesting solitary bees with bee houses, which can provide much-needed shelter.

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  • Interactive Solitary Bee House

    Interactive Solitary Bee House

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    £27.95
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    £27.95
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    • Attractive: designed specifically to attract garden friendly pollinating bees
    • Durable: made from long-lasting strong timber
    • Interactive: constructed with a perspex viewing window
  • Mason Bee Eco Nest Box

    Mason Bee Eco Nest Box

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    £19.95
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    £19.95
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    • Exceptional: one of the most beneficial bee nesting products on the market
    • Re-usable: plastic-free weatherproof plant fibre casing can be used year after year
    • Safe and secure: a predator baffle prevents birds from eating bee larvae
  • Nooks & Crannies Insect Hotel

    Nooks & Crannies Insect Hotel

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    £34.95
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    £34.95
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    • Attractive: provides habitats for multiple beneficial insect species
    • High-quality: a sturdy structure, complete with mounting pole to place in garden borders
    • Essential: a must for every wildlife friendly garden to attract bees, butterflies and many more
  • Mason Bee Tubes

    Mason Bee Tubes

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    From £8.95
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    From £8.95
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    • Natural: clean-drilled wooden mason bee tubes
    • Popular: mason and leafcutter bees love them
    • Caring: provides a habitat for vital pollinators
  • Mason Bee Nest Box with Nesting Tubes

    Mason Bee Nest Box with Nesting Tubes

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    £29.95
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    £29.95
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    • Protective: a perfect home for pollinating mason bees and other solitary bees
    • Attractive: a delightful design with nesting tubes for mason bees
    • Easy assembly: supplied fully assembled with approx. 94 bee nesting tubes
  • Bee Barn

    Bee Barn

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    £18.95
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    £18.95
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    • Attractive: a delightful garden focal point for watching all the summer activity
    • High-quality: made from solid FSC timber with recycled second-life plastic
    • All year round: provides summer nesting and winter hibernation habitat for insects
  • Nooks & Crannies Insect Log

    Nooks & Crannies Insect Log

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    £6.95
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    £6.95
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    • Attractive: A delightful little habitat for many insects such as mason bees, months & ladybirds
    • Essential: A low cost introduction to mini beasts in the garden
    • High-Quality: Can be hung from any garden tree or shrub or mounted on walls and fences
  • Nooks & Crannies Insect Loft

    Nooks & Crannies Insect Loft

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    £7.95
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    £7.95
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    • Attractive: a neat little habitat for many insects such as mason bees, months & ladybirds
    • High-quality: can be hung from any garden tree or shrub or mounted on walls and fences
    • Essential: a must for every wildlife friendly garden
  • Nooks & Crannies Insect House

    Nooks & Crannies Insect House

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    £13.95
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    £13.95
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    • Protective: sheltered cover for multiple beneficial insects
    • Essential: wooden nesting tubes for leafcutter & mason bees
    • Easy assembly: supplied with hanging hook and screws
  • Nooks & Crannies Insect Cabin

    Nooks & Crannies Insect Cabin

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    £8.95
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    £8.95
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    • Attractive: a natural garden feature and low cost introduction to beneficial insects
    • High-quality: attracts many beneficial insects including moths, ladybirds, lacewings and solitary bees.
    • Essential: a must for every wildlife friendly garden
  • Insect Conservation Centre

    Insect Conservation Centre

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    £75.95
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    £75.95
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    • Attractive: four large habitat rich environments for multiple insect species
    • High-quality: made from solid FSC timber, makes an attractive addition to every wildlife friendly garden
    • Protective: great for attracting solitary bees, butterflies, ladybirds, moths and many more mini beasts
  • Beneficial Insect Habitat

    Beneficial Insect Habitat

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    £24.95
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    £24.95
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    • Attractive: 100% sustainable FSC timber
    • Essential: an ideal feature in every wildlife friendly garden
    • Protective: wire mesh prevents birds and other predators from entering
  • Bee Nesting Tubes For Solitary Bees x 94

    Bee Nesting Tubes For Solitary Bees x 94

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    £10.95
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    £10.95
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    • Easy Use: simply hang on a south facing tree, wall, or fence
    • Multi-use: these cardboard tubes can be used as refills or in case supplied
    • Seasonal: ideal for use by bees from late March to late August

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Many people know little about this type of bee but as well as bumblebees and honey bees that are social bees and live together in colonies, there are over 220 species of wild bees in the UK. Known as solitary bees, these bees make individual nests cells for their larvae. This is often in hollow stems of dead plants or garden bamboo or in tunnels and holes in the ground. Solitary bees are harmless, not aggressive and rarely sting, so they are safe with children and pets.

Welcome solitary bees into your garden

Common solitary bee species seen in UK gardens include red mason bees and leafcutter bees. These bees are extremely effective pollinators. We have a range of products designed so solitary bees can visit, nest and return to your garden each year.

Interactive Solitary Bee House
Solitary Bee House Tower
Bee & Bee Hotel
Natural Bee Log
Mason Bee Eco Nest Box
Mason Bee Tubes

How to attract bees to a bee house

Place your bee house in a warm, south-facing position, well above the ground. Ideally this will also be near plenty of nectar-producing plants, flowers and trees. Many solitary bees may check into the house and live side by side. They lay their eggs in the hollow cavity with a small supply of food for the larvae to eat before sealing the entrance with mud. The eggs hatch into larvae who feed on the pollen until the new bees emerge the following spring.

As well as a house, bees will need a source of water, so have a small water basin with stones in or leave a shallow bowl of water for them.

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