Homegirl London finds bee houses. If you want to entice bees into your garden, a great way to do this is by providing shelter. These adorable bee houses attract single bees and gives them somewhere safe to lay their eggs. It’s the ultimate Air Bee N Bee! You give these buzzy insects a roof over their heads in return for getting your plants pollinated. These bee homes come in various shapes and sizes, some are actually shaped like little houses, others are in log or brick formats. Bee hotels make excellent gifts for new home owners, gifts for allotment owners and presents for children.
The ultimate Air Bee N Bee From Wudwerx
Brilliant Bee Houses
You can buy single, two and three tier Bee Hotels from Wudwerx. These are hand crafted in their workshop so you get a strong roof and solid walls. You can hang this up on a post or place it on a wall. If you wanted to give this as a gift you can have a name engraved on the bottom of the roof section. Made from responsibly sourced wood which will weather in the elements. Measurements for the single are 16cm x 12cm x 10cm. Current price is £19.95 for the single. Buy from Wudwerx at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 117728.
Cute Bee and Insect House where a number of insects can co-habit perfectly happily under one roof. This attracts lonesome bees along with ladybirds and other crawlies. You also get a pack of wildflower seeds and a bee guide to get you started on your mini eco crusade. This has been made from FSC approved wood which has been covered in a lovely green colour using water based paint. Measurements are 240mm high, 170mm wide and 105mm long. Buy from London Garden Trading at notonthehighstreet.com. Current price £29.95. Product code: 518763.
From London Garden Trading
Another house shaped holiday home is this Bee Hotel. Not only will it give those bees a home but it also looks pretty. Perch it on a garden wall and invite those bees to stay for the summer. Crafted from wood, this is a natural made product. Measurements are 30cm high, 27cm wide and 30cm in length. Current price £32. Buy from Ella James at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 432357.
From Ella James
Set up your own mini community with these Bee Homes which come in a set of three. These have been made from machined oak and finished off with a steel roof which will rust over time. You can attach to your garden shed, all the fixtures come with the set. Measurements are 2.9cm high, 9cm long and 2cm in depth. Current price: £22. From Rowen and Wren at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 165340.
From Rowen and Wren
The Bee Nesting Home is another place for solo bees to stop and reproduce in your garden. You can place this little house in the middle of your flower beds to attract the bees and help to pollinate your plants. To get a closer look at the bees you can dismantle the sections to view the formation of the eggs. The nesting home had been made from solid FSC certified wood which will change colour as it gets exposed to the elements. Measurements are 18cm high, 16cm wide and 17cm in depth. Current price £25. From Damson at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 340311.
The Natural Wood Bee Log is a lovely place for lone bees needing a safe shelter to lay their eggs. Hang up the log and you’ll be doing your part to encourage your very own eco-system in your garden. Dangle for a branch, wall or fence with the sea grass hanging rope about 1.5 m high in a sunny position. Because this attracts solitary bees, it is safe for a garden with children. The FSC log has been air dried with natural bamboo canes inside. Measurements are 160mm high, 190mm wide and 160mm long. Current price £25. Buy from The Orchard at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 604345.
From The Orchard
Bee Bricks are another brilliant way to help attract your buzzy friends. You can place it freestanding in your garden or allotment or you can even make it a part of brick work for a house or wall. Each brick has a number of cavities where single bees can lay eggs, the hole only goes part way into the brick so the bees can’t get into your own home. These are made by Green and Blue in Cornwall from polished cast concrete. You can buy the bricks in three sizes, the largest measures 105mm square. Current prices are £17.99-27.99. Buy from Waitrose Garden. Product code: not listed.
From Waitrose Garden
Bee Houses Need Bee Plants
If you are going to buy one of these adorable bee hotels, then it’s an idea to attract bees with flowers. I love this Seed Bomb which is a mix of twenty seeds designed to entice bees into your garden. You get ten hand rolled little seed bombs per bag which include soil and clay. Just chuck them in the soil, give them some water and watch the beautiful flowers bloom. Current price £8.99. Buy from Waitrose Garden.
Buy Bee Houses
Treat yourself or a loved one to a bee home from the following online retailers.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Wudwerx, London Garden Training, Ella James, Rowen and Wren, Damson, The Orchard and Waitrose Garden. Cover Image: Wudwerx. Thanks: No one assisted with this feature. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – notonthehighstreet.com (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).