The Perfectly Imperfect Bees Block makes a stylish nesting site for solitary bees, designed to look stunning in the garden or to be used within the construction of walls, based on a half breeze block dimensions for easy incorporation.
When we make our range of concrete products we can't always guarantee that the concrete will do exactly what it’s supposed to, which means that sometimes we get less than perfect prodcuts, larger than normal air bubbles, chips on corners or damage to the fascia edges. But if you don’t mind a few imperfections then the Bees Block will still look lovely in your garden, or be perfect built into a wall and, most importantly of all, will provide a safe nesting site for solitary bees for many years to come and a great way to get kids excited about the bees.
Each Bees Block contains cavities where the solitary bees lay their eggs. The bees then seal the entrance with mud or chewed vegetation, depending on species, and the offspring emerge the following spring to repeat the cycle. Because solitary bees aren’t aggressive, having no honey or queen to protect, they are therefore safe to encourage around children and pets.
If you’d like to incorporate Bees Blocks into an extension, landscape project, new build, retrofit or other projects please contact us for a quote and more info here or visit our commercial website HERE for more information.
Read more about solitary bees here. If you’d like to learn about bee-friendly planting then read our blog post on the subject here.
The Perfectly Imperfect Bees Block is designed and made by Green&Blue in the UK.
Imperfections vary but will not affect the performance of your Bees Block.
Made from cast concrete using up to 75% waste materials from the Cornish China Clay industry.
215mm x 215mm x 102.5mm
Approx 7 kg (Supplied unpackaged)
The largest of the Bees Blocks should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the holes. Ideally placed at least 1 metre from the ground with no upward limit.