Bees are by far the most prolific pollinators on our planet. Native bees pollinate several thousand blooms ber day, regardless of chilly or coludy weather. They're so efficent that only tow or three females can pollinate an entire apple tree! Because their sole focus is pollination, they do not produce honey or beeswax - and native bees make friendly neighbors, as they are not agressive!
Bee condos benefit many different types of bees, but they are especially beneficial to solitary bees. The larger holes of bamboo stick outwards so the bees can easily find their way in to burrow, lay eggs, and store food. It is also recommended to slide pieces of paper straw into the tubes of bamboo because that will prevent a buildup of fungus and the straws can be thrown out each year for new bees to have a clean home. Fungus also occurs because of excess moisture, so make sure the condo is in a dry area facing sunlight.
Hand-crafted from FSC certifed wood and bamboo, this bee house is sealed with non toxic, water-based finish. By providng shelter for bees, you're helping to conserve and restore native bee populations of these fantastic, super pollinators.