Mr. Fothergill’s Bee House
A declining bee and beneficial insects population is a serious threat to human food crops. Bees and beneficial insects are responsible for 70 of the 100 top food crops. Mr. Fothergill’s Bee House is a great way to support their growth right from your garden as it provides them a safe shelter.
An eco-friendly bee and insect sanctuary, this is not a hive but a home for solitary bees and beneficial insects. Mr. Fothergill’s Bee House is coated in a layer of non-toxic paint to make it weatherproof and safe for any insects. Made from FSC timber. It comes with a sachet of different flower seeds that cover an area of approximately 2m2 (Calendula, Cornflower, Californian Poppy, Fineflower, Toadflax, Alyssum, Wallflower, Nemophila, Poppy, Marigold African, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Borage, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Native Violet, Swan River Daisy, and Sage. They can be sown in at any time of the year, Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn.
- To sow the seeds, prepare your selected area by turning the soil until you get a crumbly surface free from weeds or stones.
- Open the sachet and shake the seeds out evenly and lightly over the area.
- Gently rake the area over to cover the seeds with soil.
- Water well.
- Some varieties may take up to 2 years to produce flowers.
- Once the plants start producing flowers, bees and other beneficial insects will get attracted to them and come into the area. You will notice a lot of activity in your garden.
- Put the bee house up by hooking up a wire into the back loop and attaching it onto a tree branch/trunk or just place it in your garden.
Available in 2 different sizes:
- Small: Dimensions: 180mm(w) x 190mm(h) x 120mm(d)
- Large: Dimensions: 250mm(w) x 305mm(h) x 90mm(d)