Use this easy to build kit to create a home for solitary bees and other insects in the garden. Fascinating to watch as bees lay their eggs in the holes and young ones emerge. Learn about bees using the spotter sheet. Gift of the Year Highly Commended 2020.
Solitary bees are easily overlooked but they are known to pollinate plants more efficiently than honeybees.
They provide an essential pollination service, pollinating our crops and ensuring that plant communities are healthy and productive. Without them mammals and birds would not have the seeds, berries or plants on which they depend: in fact, approximately one in three mouthfuls of food and drink require pollination.