These specially drilled wooden tubes are ideal for mason bees, leafcutter bees (Megachile spp.) and other overwintering insects. Use them to top up and existing bee box, or make your own solitary bee nester.
Pack of 50 includes a range of sizes from 5-12mm diameter (sizes 7-10mm are best for solitary bees, but other insects will use smaller and larger sizes).
If you are making your own bee box, ensure that it is well-insulated or bring it into a shed or garage over winter. If you leave the box outside, cover the tubes with wire mesh to prevent predation by greedy woodpeckers and other predators.
From March to August solitary bee species will lay eggs in the tubes and create a series of cells from mud or leaf. The larvae will develop over the winter period in the tubes and will then emerge the following spring.
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We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.
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If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
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Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.