Solitary bees are valuable non-aggressive and non-swarming bees that provide a magnificent service pollinating the flowers in our gardens. These bees seek out cavities in which to lay their eggs. They do not work as a communal swarm and each female is independent of each other. This means that they do not swarm to protect the nest and this is why the bees are very safe to encourage in the garden where children and pets may be present.
Our Pollinating Log is made from an air dried natural FSC timber log with natural bark which gives good insulation to the developing larvae inside the tubes and means you do not need to move the log indoors during winter. Being a natural product the appearance may vary due to seasonal availability or environmental factors.
All the tubes are natural drilled canes which are durable and will used year after year.
The pollinating bee log should be hung on a wall, fence or on a tree using it’s natural sea grass hanging rope. The ideal hanging height is between ground level and 1.5m metres. Try to hang the log against a firm upright to prevent it swinging in mid-air. Choose a sunny position which preferably gets some morning sun.
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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.