Solitary bees are facing a dramatic decline in numbers due to disease, an increase in chemical use and habitat loss. The role they play in pollination accounts for 1/3 of the food we eat. They are a vital part of our environment.
Each bee brick has cavities where the bees will lay their eggs, sealing the entrance with mud or chewed up vegetation. Offspring emerge in the Spring and begin the process of nesting again, repeating the cycle.
Designed and made by Green & Blue in their Cornish studio using local granite aggregate, the bee brick will attract red mason bees and leafcutter bees, amongst others. It's a fascinating addition to any garden, allotment or building.
As solitary bees have no Queen or honey to protect, they're non-aggressive and the perfect way to introduce children to bees.
Materials Polished cast concrete
Dimensions 215mm x 105mm x 65mm
Positioning The bee brick should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the holes. Ideally placed at around 1 metre from the ground.