This Urban Bee Nester is part of a new contemporary range of wildlife habitats with sleek design for city living.
The outer shell of the bee nester is made from Clayplas+ which is a composite material of 70% clay and 30% recycled plastics. This material is very durable and comes with a 10 year materials guarantee as well as great environmental credentials due to the recycled element. Each outer shell has dual keyhole hanging points to allow the bee nester to be hung square on or as a diamond to suit
The removable inner cassette of the bee nester is made from natural FSC certified timber and drilled canes. The selected canes and the holes are the optimum size for solitary bees but other insects may overwinter in the cassette. Solitary bees are non-swarming bees which rarely sting and are safe around families and pets. Solitary bees are fantastic for flower and garden pollination and have a fascinating life cycle which you can observe by installing this bee nester.
The Urban Bee Nester should ideally be hung in warm sunny position, preferably to catch a little morning sun. Facing South / South East is perfect. Ideal height between 0.75m and 1.5m above ground.
- Contemporary design for Urban living
- Combination of ultra modern material and natural timber
- Different hanging positions – Square on or Diamond
- Stylish, colour coordinated packaging across the Urban Range
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. We’re actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.
There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before.
Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – humans and other life forms could not survive without them. The food we eat, the fish we catch, the birds we see, the flowers we smell and the hum of life we hear, simply would not exist without bugs. Invertebrates underpin life on earth and without them the world’s ecosystems would collapse.
Invertebrates are facing an extinction crisis
Today, thousands of invertebrate species are declining and many are heading towards extinction. Worldwide 150,000 species could be gone by 2050 if we do nothing.
Each invertebrate species plays a unique and important role in the web of life, but once lost, they cannot be replaced. Many invertebrates have incredible life stories yet to be told, and we literally don’t know what we are on the brink of losing.
Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates.
We are working hard to achieve this through:
- Promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival.
- Assisting in the development of legislation and policy that will ensure the conservation of invertebrates.
- Developing and disseminating knowledge about how to conserve invertebrates.
- Encouraging and supporting invertebrate conservation initiatives by other organisations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
- Undertaking practical conservation projects that will contribute to achieving our aim.