Green & Blue Beepot Mini Planter
Green & Blue’s beautiful Beepot bee house and concrete planter makes a great gift for any lover of nature who also loves their garden and loves beautiful, simple design. The Beepot is a bee house inspired by their award-winning Bee Brick, with cavities where solitary bees (mainly leaf cutter and red mason) will lay their eggs, sealing the entrance with mud or chewed up vegetation. Offspring emerge in the Spring and begin the process of nesting again, repeating the cycle. The Beepot features a planter to the side meaning there’s a vital food source for bees right on their doorstep.
Solitary bees are facing a dramatic decline in numbers due to disease, an increase in chemical use and habitat loss. The role they play in pollination accounts for around a third of the food we eat and they are therefore a vital part of our environment. The Beepot is perfect for urban spaces and places where there may not be alternative nesting sites for bees and is a beautiful concrete planter.
Solitary bees are harmless and will not sting you unless you squash them, even then their stings are not painful, meaning they are safe to encourage around pets and children.
The Beepot is made in Cornwall from cast concrete. Green & Blue use up to 75% waste materials from the Cornish China Clay industry in their concrete
Details: 115mm x 115mm x 115mm | 2.4 kg (unpackaged)
The Beepot should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the holes. Ideally placed at least 1/2 metre from the ground.