Swiss Alps Bee House
Help friendly bee populations thrive. Native bees make their homes in preexisting insect holes and woodpecker drillings, so they’re naturally drawn to the bamboo tubes in this charming house designed to resemble a home in the Swiss Alps. Once a female bee establishes her home, she’ll lay her eggs, fill the tubes with nourishment and seal off the entrance so her young can grow.
About 30% of the human food supply, and 90% of wild plants, depend on bees for pollination—the majority of which are native bees. A single native bee can pollinate several thousand blooms each day. Because they’re focused on pollination—they don’t produce honey or beeswax—native bees are not aggressive and make friendly neighbors!
Handcrafted from FSC certified wood and bamboo, this bee house is sealed with a nontoxic, water-based finish. This is our largest bee house and includes a butterfly slot at the top. By providing shelter for bees, you’re helping to conserve and restore native populations of these fantastic, friendly, super pollinators.