Mason Bee Bottle
Pollinate your neighborhood with this bee house to raise Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria spp.), gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities. With around 140 varieties of mason bees native to North America, these bees are essential to the pollination of flowers, vegetables and spring fruit trees. Mason bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, mason bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom. They get the name “mason” from using mud to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One mason bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 100 honeybees. Combining nesting tubes and an upcycled beer bottle, this Bee Bottle is specifically designed to attract Mason Bees and makes for a simple way to help your neighborhood’s ecosystem.
Bottle 6.5" high x 3.75" wide.
upcycled beer bottle
mason bee nesting tubes
wool felt hanger
Meet the Maker ~ Potting Shed Creations, Ltd.
Potting Shed Creations, Ltd., is a design company with an innovative and internationally recognized brand. All of their products are made by hand in Idaho, one piece at a time, using only the finest materials. The company was established in 1998 to create genuine, straight forward, minimal design inspired by nature, reclaimed objects, gastronomy, modern culture and japanese minimalism. They operate under the philosophy that people make better products than machines, and put out a range of creative projects that prove just that.