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Solitary Bee Observation Block


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These Solitary bee observation blocks are excellent for viewing the internal structures of the nests. Great for research, photography and video.

  • High quality construction – will last many years
  • Four different size holes to provide habitat for different species
  • Note: Results will vary in different locations, depending on bee species. Please research bees in your area to see if this would be suitable for those species.
  • Bee Species likely to use the block: Resin Bees (Fire Tail Resin Bees and the smaller Megachile deanii), Leafcutter Bees. You wont get ground nesting species like Blue Banded Bees



  • Place under cover so it’s sheltered from extreme sun or rain, on a patio or verandah so you can view it easily.
  • The cypress wood can handle a bit of rain but it’s best not to expose the bee structures or cells to water. Getting the bee cells wet could cause them to fail.


Block maintenance:

  • Oil: The wood is finished with Tung Oil. If in the future the wood finish fades, you can freshen it up with a coating of Tung Oil or your own oil of preference
  • Cleaning: Bees can coat the clear windows with resin that may reduce the clear view after a year or two. Once the Bees have all left and the block is empty, the windows can be unscrewed and washed in hot water with detergent and a sponge to remove resins. While the window is off you can clean or scrape out the channels in the wood block.


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© Made by and original design to Hivecraft

Collection: Clontarf / Redcliffe Peninsula Qld

Postage: Australia Post. Postage is added in the Cart

Delivery: Items are usually posted within 24 hours or the next business day.

Payments: Visa / Mastercard / EFT / Cash on collection