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Solitary Bee House

Solitary Bee House

€29.95

Give solitary bees a safe place to work their magic and protect our ecosystems. Adopt this natural and upcycled solitary bee house for our tiny biodiversity heroes.

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Designed with the help of an entomologist, expert in insects’, the Bambaw solitary bee house guarantees a safer environment for our bees, allowing them to continue their pollination wonder.

The little hotels are handmade in Bali with repurposed bamboo stems, unfit to become drinking straws.

Solitary bees

In the UK only, we can count over 240 species of solitary bees. Most of the solitary bees are entirely harmless and peaceful. They are perfect companions for busy environments where kids or adults scared of being stung might be present. Instead of regrouping into hives, they will make individual nest cells for their larvae.

The insect hotel is the perfect host for the Red Mason and Leafcutter solitary bees. Those cavity nesters usually look for dead wood, hollow stems, or crevices in loose masonry to lay their eggs.

Made by bees’ lovers

Thanks to the help of an entomologist, we developed a suitable habitat for our solitary bees. By considering the following elements, Bambaw is offering a tailormade and safe environment for solitary bees.

  • The holes of the bamboo stems have an ideal diameter between 2 mm and 10 mm.
  • The length of the tubes is around 11 cm long; this is super important to have an even proportion of female and male solitary bees.
  • Handpicked materials such as:
    • Splinter-free and smooth bamboo stems,
    • Aluminium roof to protect from the rain,
    • Extended walls to protect from the wind.

Give the solitary bees a five-star hotel experience throughout their entire maturity journey, from eggs to larva, dormant pupa, and, finally, bee state.

This already assembled and easy to install solitary bee house perfectly fits your home, garden, balcony, or favourite tree.

Beautify your garden and landscape

Whether you are a budding gardener or have a PhD in wildlife studies, adding a solitary bee house to your outdoor space is the solution to embellish your backyard. It gives you a real advantage for flowering your plants or vegetables and rewards you with a more colourful and diverse ecosystem.

To get this virtuous circle started, offer solitary bees a starter pack by planting all-year-round flowers. Solitary bees love vibrant colours such as yellow, purple, or blue. By adding to your garden sunflowers, butterfly bush, lavender, clematis, or black-eyes Susan, you will give our little pollinators the perfect playground to start their wonders. 

Are you ready for some buzzing actions and blooming flowers this year?

Sizes, weight, and specifications

  • 21 cm wide x 12 cm deep x 18 cm high
  • 600 gr
  • Top hanger

What’s in the Box?

  • 1x Solitary bee house

Why are solitary bee houses important?

Loss of pollinators, loss of biodiversity

Due to abusive use of pesticides, nutrition deficit, air pollution, drought, and the destruction of their habitat, 40% of insect species are today threatened with extinction.

Together with butterflies, moths, and beetles, Bees are one of the most affected insect species. Because bees play such an essential role in sustaining biodiversity, we need to shelter them and protect them from harmful human activities or global warming effects.

As most crops in the EU depends on insect pollination, such as pears, apples, cherries, or even corn, saving bees has become a worldwide food security concern.

Designed for humans and not for bees

Traditional insect hotels are too often ornamental rather than functional. Sadly, most solitary bee houses on the market are more fit for humans than insects.

The solitary bee houses are often oversized, attracting pathogens or parasites or predators. Some insect hotels are not made weatherproof, frequently causing the eggs to go mouldy. Others have plastic or glass tubes unfit to welcome insects due to the condensation and fungus quickly developing inside.

The tubes are too small, open-ended or have splinters inside, making it unsuitable for bees to settle and lay their eggs.

bambaw-solitary-bee-house-composition

Bamboo

Each tube is made of repurposed bamboo straws. The bamboo stems are sanded to be smooth and entirely splinter-free, making them ideal for welcoming bees and other insects. With ideal openings between 2 and 10mm and a length of 21cm, the bamboo straws are naturally attached with rice glue for complete bug friendly hotel rooms.

Aluminium

The roof is made of aluminium to ensure solid and weather-resistant protection for the solitary bees. This 100% recyclable material is not only sustainable but will also last and remain in excellent conditions winters after winters thanks to its anti-corrosion properties.

Mixed material wood

The insect hotel is composed of upcycled trimming from carpenters in Indonesia.

When is the best time to install a solitary bee house?

Spring is the ideal moment to install your solitary bee house. Together with the blooming flowers, the solitary bee will start looking for a place to settle down and stock their nectar for the following months.

Where to place my solitary bee house?

Place your solitary bee house against a flat surface, awat from the wind. Put the front of the bee house for the "front" to face south or southwest, where it will receive the most sunlight in winter, keeping the solitary bees cosy during colder months.

Description

Designed with the help of an entomologist, expert in insects’, the Bambaw solitary bee house guarantees a safer environment for our bees, allowing them to continue their pollination wonder.

The little hotels are handmade in Bali with repurposed bamboo stems, unfit to become drinking straws.

Solitary bees

In the UK only, we can count over 240 species of solitary bees. Most of the solitary bees are entirely harmless and peaceful. They are perfect companions for busy environments where kids or adults scared of being stung might be present. Instead of regrouping into hives, they will make individual nest cells for their larvae.

The insect hotel is the perfect host for the Red Mason and Leafcutter solitary bees. Those cavity nesters usually look for dead wood, hollow stems, or crevices in loose masonry to lay their eggs.

Made by bees’ lovers

Thanks to the help of an entomologist, we developed a suitable habitat for our solitary bees. By considering the following elements, Bambaw is offering a tailormade and safe environment for solitary bees.

  • The holes of the bamboo stems have an ideal diameter between 2 mm and 10 mm.
  • The length of the tubes is around 11 cm long; this is super important to have an even proportion of female and male solitary bees.
  • Handpicked materials such as:
    • Splinter-free and smooth bamboo stems,
    • Aluminium roof to protect from the rain,
    • Extended walls to protect from the wind.

Give the solitary bees a five-star hotel experience throughout their entire maturity journey, from eggs to larva, dormant pupa, and, finally, bee state.

This already assembled and easy to install solitary bee house perfectly fits your home, garden, balcony, or favourite tree.

Beautify your garden and landscape

Whether you are a budding gardener or have a PhD in wildlife studies, adding a solitary bee house to your outdoor space is the solution to embellish your backyard. It gives you a real advantage for flowering your plants or vegetables and rewards you with a more colourful and diverse ecosystem.

To get this virtuous circle started, offer solitary bees a starter pack by planting all-year-round flowers. Solitary bees love vibrant colours such as yellow, purple, or blue. By adding to your garden sunflowers, butterfly bush, lavender, clematis, or black-eyes Susan, you will give our little pollinators the perfect playground to start their wonders. 

Are you ready for some buzzing actions and blooming flowers this year?

Sizes, weight, and specifications

  • 21 cm wide x 12 cm deep x 18 cm high
  • 600 gr
  • Top hanger

What’s in the Box?

  • 1x Solitary bee house

Impact

Why are solitary bee houses important?

Loss of pollinators, loss of biodiversity

Due to abusive use of pesticides, nutrition deficit, air pollution, drought, and the destruction of their habitat, 40% of insect species are today threatened with extinction.

Together with butterflies, moths, and beetles, Bees are one of the most affected insect species. Because bees play such an essential role in sustaining biodiversity, we need to shelter them and protect them from harmful human activities or global warming effects.

As most crops in the EU depends on insect pollination, such as pears, apples, cherries, or even corn, saving bees has become a worldwide food security concern.

Designed for humans and not for bees

Traditional insect hotels are too often ornamental rather than functional. Sadly, most solitary bee houses on the market are more fit for humans than insects.

The solitary bee houses are often oversized, attracting pathogens or parasites or predators. Some insect hotels are not made weatherproof, frequently causing the eggs to go mouldy. Others have plastic or glass tubes unfit to welcome insects due to the condensation and fungus quickly developing inside.

The tubes are too small, open-ended or have splinters inside, making it unsuitable for bees to settle and lay their eggs.

Composition

bambaw-solitary-bee-house-composition

Bamboo

Each tube is made of repurposed bamboo straws. The bamboo stems are sanded to be smooth and entirely splinter-free, making them ideal for welcoming bees and other insects. With ideal openings between 2 and 10mm and a length of 21cm, the bamboo straws are naturally attached with rice glue for complete bug friendly hotel rooms.

Aluminium

The roof is made of aluminium to ensure solid and weather-resistant protection for the solitary bees. This 100% recyclable material is not only sustainable but will also last and remain in excellent conditions winters after winters thanks to its anti-corrosion properties.

Mixed material wood

The insect hotel is composed of upcycled trimming from carpenters in Indonesia.

FAQ

When is the best time to install a solitary bee house?

Spring is the ideal moment to install your solitary bee house. Together with the blooming flowers, the solitary bee will start looking for a place to settle down and stock their nectar for the following months.

Where to place my solitary bee house?

Place your solitary bee house against a flat surface, awat from the wind. Put the front of the bee house for the "front" to face south or southwest, where it will receive the most sunlight in winter, keeping the solitary bees cosy during colder months.