For the Bees

Here's what the latest Braecrest 'buzz' is all about!

It's a small start to a new line of products - and we hope to be "busy bees" and add to this collection of bee nesting habitat.

Bees may be solitary or may live in various types of communities. There are more than 20,000 known species of Bee in the world, and by far the greatest portion of these are solitary. By solitary we mean that a single female, after she emerges from her pupa and is mated with by a male, constructs a nest and produces and lays an egg, in a cell within the nest. A Bee may lay more than one egg per nesting cavity. Solitary Bees species include the 140 species of Mason Bees in North America, Leaf Cutter Bees, and Sweat Bees.

In contrast are the communal or social (called eusocial) bees like the Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, Sweat Bees and Stingless Bees, all of whom have a Queen who lays eggs, and a number of workers who look after them.

To cater to this solitary/social diversity in bees, we offer nesting habitat for each one.

COMMUNAL BEES


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Bumble Bee Nesting Box
Peak Roof




SOLITARY BEES

MINI BEE HOUSE

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Solitary Bee Peak Roof
Nesting House - Mini
 

TINY BEE HOUSE

Click to details Solitary Bee Shed Roof
Nesting House - Tiny
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Nesting House -
Tiny on Wood Post
 

Click to details Solitary Bee Peak Roof
Nesting House - Tiny

Click to details Solitary Bee Peak Roof
Nesting House -
Tiny on Wood Post


SMALL BEE HOUSE

Click to details Solitary Bee Shed Roof
Nesting House - Small



Click to details Solitary Bee Peak Roof
Nesting House - Small
   

MEDIUM BEE HOUSE

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Nesting House - Medium

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Nesting House
Medium on Wood Post