Natural Log Bee Home
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- Product Details
An attractive Natural Log Bee Home constructed from a cut log with a natural appearance particularly suited to a garden or woodland environment.
Water-based green paint on the lid, and the bark is a mottled brown colour. It is remarkably light, strong, and resistant to cracking and splitting. Due to the natural wood, the appearance may vary due to the seasonal availability of timber or environmental factors.
This Bee Log has been hollowed out and filled with special nesting canes with hole sizes specified to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason and Leafcutter bees.
It will attract a variety of insects as well. These friendly bees and insects are industrious and safe around children and pets, plus they are fascinating to watch and act as excellent garden pollinators.
The natural air dried FSC certified timber wooden log has low thermal conductivity providing excellent insulation, and requires no maintenance. Clean out the nesting tubes at the end of the nesting season to ensure optimum hygiene.
Dimensions: 285 x 200 x 205 mm
The natural air dried FSC certified timber wooden log needs very little maintenance. It can be treated with a non-toxic acrylic exterior wood finish every 2-3 years if required. The FSC timber roof can also be painted every 2-3 years with water-based paint if needed. If any bark loosening occurs, use a small flat head nail to secure it in place.
Clean out the bee tubes annually after the nesting and hatching period to remove any leftover material. Cleaning is only to maintain the best possible hygiene and is not strictly necessary, do not attempt to clean or move the nester if any of the nesting tubes are in use.
Site the Bee Log nester somewhere between ground level and 2 metres, facing south to south-east to receive morning sun. To ensure filled bee tubes are safe from predators, use a simple wire mesh over the front of the tubes if required.
We aim to deliver all items within 72 hours of order however, please be aware that some items may temporarily run out of stock so please allow up to 15 working days for delivery. Items are rarely delayed but it does happen from time to time.
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Within Ireland, all my deliveries are made by An Post Courier service. Soon, all their vehicles will be electric vehicles and thus, the use of fossil fuels is hugely reduced in the delivery of my orders within Ireland. Packaging, where possible is completely compostable.