Large Pollinator Chateau
WE SUPPORT THE BEES!
Help support the bee population by installing a bee house in your backyard. Approximately 30% of the human food supply and 90% of wild plants depend on pollination from bees. By installing a bee house in your backyard you are showing your support for native bees whom we rely on the most for pollination.
This unique bee house bamboo design provides the perfect habitat for over 140 species of natives bees in your backyard, including leafcutter bees, mason bees, and other native bees. Unlike honey bees, native bees are less aggressive and make for friendly neighbors for your backyard and tend to make their homes in pre-existing insect holes so naturally they are drawn to the bamboo tubes in this pollinator bee house. Additionally, this bee house has a slit in the roof to provide a safe space for butterflies as well, another vital pollinator for sustaining our ecosystem. A female will visit the bee house, establish her home and lay her eggs, filling the tubes with nourishment and sealing the entrance so her young can grow safely.
Hang or perch this native bee house 5 - 7 feet off the ground in a spot that gets morning sunlight, under an overhang if possible. If you're looking to attract bees to your garden or increase your backyard bee population, plant native plants nearby, using pesticide-free gardening materials to draw these pollinators to your garden and bee house.
Life Cycle of Bees: Females lay eggs March - May; Larvau hatch in the Summer and grow to become an adult. From Fall - Winter fully developed bees hibernate in cocoons.