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Bee Station

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Bee Station

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bee Station in the garden

Set up a nest in your garden

Whatever your opinion of bees – fuzzy little honey farmers, or deadly flying menace – one fact has become indisputable. Their numbers are dropping alarmingly fast. So fast, in fact, that experts are predicting that left unchecked, they could be extinct in the UK within 10 years.

One reason for this sharp decline has been a loss of natural nesting sites. It seems that in our haste to make more houses for ourselves, we’ve pushed out the bees. Well, we’ve found a way to restore the balance.

The back of the Bee Station

The back of the Bee Station

Designed and made in the UK, the ceramic Bee Station provides a safe, dry corner of your garden where bees can nest or simply take a breather. The feet act as reservoirs for sugary syrup which can give the overworked little chaps an energy boost. Plus, a landing platform at the centre of the structure can be packed with clean dry material, suitable for nesting.

Keep your garden tidy without removing all the nooks where bees would usually nest – the Bee Station is your way to help bee populations on their way to recovery.

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Product Features:
  • Ceramic shelter and food station for bees
  • Hand made in England from weather resistant earthenware
Dimensions:
  • Bee Station – measures approximately 20cm (Diameter)
  • Entrance hole – measures approximately 1.5 - 1.8cm

Customer Reviews

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Thank you, what I meant was, how do I make sure the bees are the ones that end up nesting in this little heaven and not wasps?
Alexandra, Putney - 7th November 2012
Firebox says: Hi Alexandra, unfortunately we can't guarantee that the bees will definitely set up house first. It would depend on the nature habits of the garden and the area itself. We would hope the bees would make it their home first though!
I would like to buy this for my Gran, but how do I know she wont end up with a bowl of wasps?
Alexandra, Putney - 7th November 2012
Firebox says: Hey Alexandra, a small entrance helps the bees that guard the entrance against wasps and alien honey bees that might want to steal the honey.
Beekeeper, What syrup would you use in this please? It would be awful to try to help but make worse by feeding the bees something dangerous.
Louise, United Kingdom - 11th November 2011
Firebox says: Hi Louise, we recommend a 1:1 mixture of water and pure white cane sugar when making your sugar syrup, but we're not professional beekeepers, so we would suggest that you refer to a more expert source if in doubt. A quick Google search turns up a lot of information, or see the website below from Beekeeper's post.
Bzz bzzz bzzz, zzz bzzz bzzzzz!
Miss Bee, Bee Station - 15th September 2011
FAO Kate and anyone who read her review. NEVER FEED HONEY TO BEES unless it came from their own hive! Honey can carry the spores of American Foul Brood which is DEADLY to bees. Under UK law, infected hives AND ALL THE BEES INSIDE have to be destroyed!
Beekeeper, Somerset - 3rd August 2011
Firebox says: Thanks for the warning - any customers looking for up-to-date info or accurate instructions can check out: http://www.bbka.org.uk/
The bees are attracted to the syrup or better yet you can attract them with honey!! We have bee lures because we keep bees but this is a very good way to attract natural bees without bothering them.
Kate, United Kingdom - 2nd August 2011
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