Etched bee brick
The bee brick is an exciting new innovation, created to be used as a standalone solitary bee hotel in your garden or in place of a standard brick in construction, creating more habitat for solitary bees. Designed and made by us in our Cornish studio using local granite aggregate, the bee brick provides a stylish nesting site for red mason bees and leaf cutter bees, amongst others, and makes a lovely addition to any garden, allotment or building.
The etched bee brick can be personalised with your own unique message, making a great gift full of personality and one to last a lifetime. The bee brick has proved particularly popular with menfolk, a lovely lump of concrete that does something too! The etched bee brick is also a lovely way to introduce kids to bees because the solitary bees have no queen or honey to protect, meaning they are non-aggressive.
When you order the etched bee brick please then drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and your unique message to be etched into the brick. You have a character limit of 190 characters to play with.
If you’re interested in incorporating the bee brick into an extension, landscape project, new build, retrofit or other project please contact us for a quote and more info here or visit our commercial website HERE for more information.
The etched bee brick is designed and made by Green and Blue in the UK.
polished cast concrete.
215mm x 105mm x 65mm
The etched bee brick should be positioned in a warm sunny spot, south facing, with no vegetation in front of the cavities. Ideally placed at least 1 metre from the ground.
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Each etched bee brick has 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. The role they play in pollination accounts for around 1/3 of the food we eat and they are therefore a vital part of our environment. The etched bee brick can be used in urban spaces and places where there may not be alternative nesting sites for bees, either built into a wall or building or stood alone in a garden or allotment. Solitary bees are harmless and will not sting you unless you squash them, even then their stings are not painful, meaning they are safe to encourage around pets and children.
We aim to dispatch orders within 3 working days of payment. Your shipping costs will be detailed for you before you complete checkout. As a guide UK orders take 2-3 days for delivery, European orders take 5-10 days and the rest of the world takes 5-15 days.
UK delivery is free on orders over £100 and we charge a flat rate of £4.95 for orders of £99.99 and below (with no cost for additional items), £12.50 per item for orders in Europe and £19.50 per item for the rest of the world. Please contact us direct if you would like to discuss shipping for an order from outside the UK as rates can vary and we may be able to organise a better price for you.
Please note some smaller products include UK delivery in the price, please check product descriptions for individual product delivery prices.