Unique design enabling safe and non-invasive viewing
Provides a safe habitat for solitary bees
Designed to attract non-swarming bees
Great for wildlife observation in school gardens
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Solitary Bee flip Top Hive
Bee nester constructed in durable timber with stacking trays and opening lid for observation and cleaning.
Safe for use around children, the holes in the hive are a specific size, in order to attract non-swarming, solitary bees.
The roof section of the hive flips up, to reveal a Perspex covered tray, which allows for easy monitoring of larvae development and the nest activity of the bees.
The stacking trays can be carefully separated to view the formation of small cells where eggs are laid or where predators have been active.
A solitary beehive is an engaging and hands-on resource to promote wildlife observation skills as well as helping children explore pollinators, biodiversity, ecosystems and the importance of bees in the environment. Use the hive to teach about the life cycle of a solitary bee, exploring egg-laying, larvae development and emergence.
The beehive provides a safe habitat for solitary bees which is becoming more difficult for them to find in modern garden areas, prompt discussions on wider environmental issues about why this might be the case.
Attracting solitary bees to gardens is not only safe but also beneficial to the pollination of flowers, fruit and vegetables. The hive is designed to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason bee, Leafcutter bees and other solitary bees.
Recommended mounting height is between ground level and 1.5m.