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12.03.2017

JO CAULKETT

Home editor

CREATE A BUZZ
IN YOUR GARDEN

Do your bit for nature and give bees a helping hand with this specially made, easy-to-hang house

We’ve all heard about the worrying decline in the number of bees, but it’s not always easy to know how to help. With this compact bee house made using responsibly sourced, FSC-approved wood, it couldn’t be easier. Simply hang it on a fence or wall in a sunny, sheltered spot, then watch and wait. Solitary species of bees will welcome the snug spaces as a handy place to lay their eggs – up to six per hole. You’ll know their work is done when you see the cavities packed with mud or leaves. Come next spring, they’ll hatch into baby bees, who with any luck will return the favour by pollinating your plants so you can enjoy beautiful blooms all summer long. If you want to spread the joy even further, this would make a great house-warming gift.
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“This SWEET bee house
makes a great gift
for garden lovers”

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