An excellent all-round house for solitary bees and bugs
What is it?
The Swarm Bug Hotel is a wooden frame packed with multiple insect habitats foraged from the forest floor and riverside. Hollow wood and reed tubes attract bees, while pine cones attract spiders and ladybirds and all the gaps in between quickly find residents moving in such as lacewings, moths, butterflies and more.
How does it help?
Modern Britain is tidier than it’s ever been, and urban gardens are the same. Loss of natural habitat is contributing to the dramatic loss of insect life, down over 40% in just the last 5-years. Adding in natural, sustainable, artificial habitats can make all the difference and placing one or more in your garden contributes to natures survival.
Why buy from us?
Ark Wildlife are passionate about promoting gardening with wildlife in mind. We’ve been helping homeowners for over 30-years to make their gardens more appealing to nature and wildlife, without losing all the practical benefits. If you’d like to know more about helping wildlife in your garden, simply call our customer service team (Freephone 0800 085 4865) with any questions and we’ll be here to help you.
Sean says: “My vision is a country in which every house has at least one bee house and insect house. We share our planet and shouldn’t exclude nature from our gardens, we must all learn to live together. The swarm bug hotel is a practical example of how easy it is to support wildlife, and it looks great too.”
Made by Wildlife and Birdcare CIC products are built in the UK from designs by leading charities. This insect house is designed and built in the UK by a NOT FOR PROFIT enterprise employing people with learning disabilities.
The wood is from UK forests and the natural timber is NOT stained or treated in any way. It`s straight off the log. The timber used is larch which is a naturally water-repellent wood that will last between 5-10 years without treatment. To extend life expectancy, you can use a water-based wood stain, or animal-safe preservative on the outside of the box.