Naturally maintain and improve the health of the plants in your yard, landscape, or garden by attracting beneficial insects. Attract power pollinators like mason bees and leafcutter bees to keep your yard looking beautiful. Leafcutter bees are capable of pollinating up to 20x more flowers than honeybees. Mason bees are also capable of pollinating up to 10x more flowers than honeybees. Easy-mount hanger allows you to relocate the bee house effortlessly. Made from rot-resistant premium cedar and measures 5.5" x 3.75" x 8" high.
Instructions for Use: Place the insect house as close as possible to the area you are wanting the insects' help pollinating and protecting, or where you have noticed the desired insects' activity – a flower bed, garden, or blossoming trees or bushes.
The insects prefer a warm, dry place protected from the wind and rain with exposure to plenty of sunlight. Morning sun is important; it gets the insects warmed up and out earlier each day and helps with an earlier hatch for the bees in the spring. The house should be hung at about eye level on a secure fence or arbor post to keep it from moving too much when windy. Be sure that the front of the house is facing away from the typical incoming rain patterns in your area.
When initially putting up a new insect house, be patient! Monitor the insect house for a few weeks for any activity, and be aware of what insects are in your garden or landscape. Remember, most insects will be out foraging and pollinating during the day and may not return to the house until nightfall. If after a few weeks of close monitoring you do not notice any wanted insect activity, the location may not be suitable. Take another look around your garden or yard and relocate your insect house to another sunny location for another try.