Basic BEE Incubator
This Basic BEE Incubator is the second in the bee house series. The first house is a fairly complicated build whereas this simplified version will be much easier to build. However it will still provide a safe place for bees to flourish. This is a simple mitered box with a removable front panel for fall cleaning. It contains a variety of tube sizes to attract several different types of bees. The front panel sits ¾” away from the housing tubes so predators cannot reach the nesting tubes.
Bees are critical to food security
Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat everyday require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However the health and productivity of honeybees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.
Although honey bee losses have been linked to multiple factors, a strong and growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the use of neonicotinoid pesticides are a major contributing factor to bee decline.
The “Let It Bee” campaign calls for dramatic changes in commercial landscaping and domestic gardening to create safe habitat to protect the diversity of wild bees. It also calls on citizen scientists to help deliver census data for bumble bees through the first annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count.
No matter what shape or style of breeding station you build it will help with our declining bee population.
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