The Green&Blue range has been developed to be as easy to use as possible. Whilst most wooden insect houses and bird boxes need to be bought in over the winter to avoid the wood becoming waterlogged and damp, rotting and potentially damaging the birds and the bees, the Green&Blue range of bricks, blocks and bird boxes are suitable to remain outside all year long.
In terms of maintenance, with the Bee Brick range female bees generally tend to nest close to wherever they first emerge so there is a strong likelihood that once your brick is occupied this will be a continuous cycle. Red Mason bees generally prefer to use clean holes for nesting, whilst other types of solitary bee can be a little less fussy and will often clean the cavities out for themselves. If you would like to clean the cavities in your Bee Brick or Beepost we recommend you use a tent peg and pipe cleaner. Insert the peg into the cavity first to clear any nesting material and then thoroughly brush all around the hole. We recommend you do this in October when you are confident which nests are full, which are failed and which are unused.
The SwiftBlock requires no ongoing maintenance, swifts will often return to the same nesting site and will happily make use of materials they find there.
Likewise the BatBlock requires no ongoing maintenance and it is actually against the law to tamper with a bat roosting site.