Encourage bees to your garden with one of these cute Apoidea Bee Houses from Raine and Humble
New Zealand has 28 species of native bees which help to pollinate our crops and gardens but who, unlike honey bees, are solitary. All the reduction in wild flowers and nesting sites has made it very difficult for bees to survive and many are indeed endangered.
This little bee hotel is the perfect place for lots of different types of them to nest. Females make tiny hives in a hollow reed or bamboo and leave an egg with some pollen and nectar for the larva when it hatches.
Hang this bee hotel in a sunny, North facing spot.
Dimensions: 17 x 12 x 23 cm.
Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of street art and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna.
Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project. All over New Zealand’s North Island, more than 40 life-sized, Metalbird stencils appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles – anywhere you’d least expect.
'Metalbirds' are a beautiful and strong sculptural statement for your garden or house.
Hammer them into a tree, fence or building and they will look great and cast a fabulous shadow.