WANT TO HELP WILD BEES? Protect their habitat. Stop using pesticides. Plant native flowers. Do you already have wild reed-nesting bees nearby? Set up a Beestra and find out.
THE BEESTRA IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEE HOTEL. It has a mineral coated, nontoxic paper casing. The tubes are different diameters to suit wild bees of all sizes, and they’re 7” long which is crucial to maintain their population. Its many safety features include a rock-solid mount, predator screen, and roof overhang.
BEWARE PARASITE HOTELS. Native bees pick up parasites on flowers and carry them home. Most bee hotels require heavy maintenance to avoid infestation, but not the Beestra. Recycle or compost it when its job is done and stop the deadly cycle.
HERE’S THE DEAL: Start each growing season with a fresh Beestra. If bees start moving in, great! If not, refer to our first point and try again. Don’t give up. The bees are worth your effort.
DETAILS: The Beestra is 9.5” x 4” x 4” or 23cm x 10cm x 10cm. Weighs less than a pound. Simple assembly. No tools required but you need a screwdriver to mount. Built by Ames and Dan on our Ozarks farm.