The Perfectly imperfect Beepot mini is a stunning concrete planter, which doubles as a nesting place for solitary bees, with space for pollinator-friendly planting. Part of our Seconds sale, these Beepot mini's work perfectly for the solitary bees in your garden and will provide a happy nesting site for many years to come, they're just not quite finished to our normal high standard. Some may be chipped on the edges, some may have more air bubbles than normal and some might have less than perfect lettering, but if you don't mind an imperfection they will still look bee-rilliant in your garden for many years to come, and provide a safe space for solitary bees!
Solitary bees are facing decline, in part due to habitat loss. By having the Beepot mini in your garden, allotment or urban space you are helping the bees by providing a bee house nesting place for them so they can continue with the vital pollination work they do.
Solitary bees are fascinating to watch and safe to encourage around children and pets as they are non-aggressive. They have no honey or queen to protect meaning they have nothing to defend.
The perfectly imperfect Beepot Mini beautiful bee house and planter will come unpackaged and our sale runs from Thursday 22nd August to Monday 2nd September but there are limited numbers so be quick if you want to treat yourself.
The Beepot mini planter and bee house is designed and made by Green&Blue in the UK.
Made in Cornwall from concrete, using up to 75% waste material from the Cornish China clay industry.
Imperfections vary but will not affect the performance of your Beepot mini.
115mm x 115mm x 115mm
2.4 kg (Supplied unpackaged)
The Beepot Mini should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the fascia. Ideally placed at least 1 metre from the ground with no upward limit.
Beepot mini is solid at the back and has moulded cavities where the bees will lay their eggs, sealing the entrance with mud or chewed up vegetation. Offspring emerge in the Spring and begin the process of nesting again, repeating the cycle.
Solitary bees are facing a dramatic decline in numbers due to disease, an increase in chemical use and habitat loss. Pollinators account for 1/3 of the food we eat and are a vital part of our environment. The Beepot mini can be used in urban spaces and places where there may not be alternative nesting sites for bees, beautiful simply stood alone in a garden or allotment. Solitary bees are harmless and will not sting you unless you handle them roughly, even then their stings are not painful, meaning they are safe to encourage around pets and children.