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Solitary bee shelter or house for overwintering a garden bumble bee in kit form.

Solitary bee shelter or house for overwintering a garden bumble bee in kit form.
£11.99 2 Available
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I have made some wooden bee shelters in kit form, the idea is that you can help the poor little bees in the cold winter weather.
Many people including parents, grandparents, scouts, beavers, cubs, guides, brownies, etc. have great fun assembling these kits, the bird box kits that I make are a real hit, ideal for gaining woodworking or nature badges.
All the pieces are there for you to assemble the shelter, I would recommend gluing the panels together though (Glue not supplied). There are plenty of panel pins and screws for you to put it together.
The box is 250mm x 170mm x 160mm at the back and has a lid that is screwed on and able to lift off.
I have drilled a small hole in the front and ideally the box should be lined with hay for comfort. Bedding supplied but not shown in the photograph.
The wood has not been treated, I didn't think the wildlife would appreciate it. You can if you feel it should be though.
It should be placed somewhere shetered in the garden, ideally on top of a post.
I am also listing the bee shelter as a ready assembled box if you don't want to put it together yourself.
I will post it using recycled packaging.
I will give a generous discount if you buy more than one at a time.


As the humble bumble bee is supposed to be on the decline, I thought that I would try and help them through the cold winters. I know that it is summer now, but by the time winter comes, he can be used to the shelter.

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