Instructions: Chalet, Cottage, and Tower Bee Houses

Instructions: Chalet, Cottage, and Tower Bee Houses

Instructions: Chalet, Cottage, and Tower Bee Houses

Our wooden bee houses are made from Northwest cedar, sustainably sourced from First Nation forests in British Columbia. The joints are glued and stapled to ensure they are structurally sound. The Chalet and Tower houses include an attic space that can be used for cocoon release. The Cottage has ample space above nesting holes for cocoon release.

Our bee houses provide a roof and shelter that protects your nesting bees and nesting material from weather and wind. If needed, protection can be added to prevent birds from eating nesting and developing bees.

Instructions

  • Select a location that faces S to SE, morning sun is optimal to warm the bees so they can begin to fly. Provide afternoon shade in hot locations that are consistently above 90F/32C.
  • Install bee house on a sturdy wall or fence, at eye level for easy observation of bee activity, about 5ft (1.5m) from the ground to protect from pests and predators.
  • Locate the house within 300ft (100m) of your flowers.
  • Position your bee house away from birdhouses and bird feeders.

You can paint or restain the bee house. Use low VOC paint and let it dry for a month before installing it.

The keyhole back makes installation easy, just hang the cedar house on a screw or nail. You can also mount the bee house on top of a post.

In the fall or winter, uninstall the bee house for storage and this will improve the longevity of the house.

Chalet FAQ: Which nesting materials fit inside? Up to 120 BeeTubes, 120 BeeTubes with Easy-Tear Inserts, 100 Natural Reeds, 48-hole Spring Mason Bee wood tray, 78-hole Summer Leafcutter Bee wood tray.

Cottage FAQ: Which nesting materials fit inside? Up to 120 BeeTubes, 120 BeeTubes with Easy-Tear Inserts, 100 Natural Reeds, 48-hole Spring Mason Bee wood tray, 78-hole Summer Leafcutter Bee wood tray.

Tower FAQ: Which nesting materials fit inside? Up to 200 BeeTubes, 150 Natural Reeds, 96-hole Spring Mason Bee wood tray, 156-hole Summer Leafcutter Bee wood tray.


Dimensions

Bee House

Exterior Height

Roof Width

Roof Depth

Interior Height

Interior Width

Interior Depth

Chalet

10"

10”

9”

4.75”

5.75”

7”

Cottage

9”

8”

9”

5.25”

5.75”

7”

Tower

14”

10”

9”

8”

5.75”

7”