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Cabin Bee House
Raise your solitary native bees in style with our unique bee house. Our popular bee house provides twin "hatchery drawers" for cocoon release, plus removable cross pieces for wood tray use.
Our Cabin Bee House design features:
• Made from Pawlonia*.
• Roof keeps your nesting materials and your bees dry during rain.
• Twin attic bee hatchery drawers keep bees safe to emerge on their own.
• Removeable center cross pieces to allow wood tray use.
• Houses up to 130 BeeTubes, 130 BeeTubes with Inserts, 110 Large Natural Reeds, 48-hole Spring Mason Bee wood tray, 78-hole Summer Leafcutter Bee wood tray.
Outside Dimensions: 10" H x 8.5" W x 9" D
Inside Dimensions: 6" H x 5" W x 6.5" D
*The Cabin is made of wood from the Paulownia tree. Native to eastern Asia, this wood is fast-growing and can be harvested within 8-10 years. When the Paulownia tree is cut down, new shoots grow from the stumps of felled trees. This allows the root system to remain intact, which can help reduce erosion of the forested area. Additional ecological benefits include:
Paulownia is a woody nitrogen-fixing species. Meaning it can play a valuable role in agroecological systems by converting nitrogen into usable soil nutrients. This makes the species an ideal addition in areas surrounding plots of land that have been degraded by mono-crop farming.
The large flowers and leaves facilitate the absorption of carbon. According to an analysis performed by NatureBank, at maximum growth rates, an acre of mature Paulownia trees can absorb up to 90 tons of CO2 per year from the atmosphere.
When managed responsibly, Paulownia can be a sustainable wood option where lightweight, yet strong, wood is needed (like our new Cabin). However, it's considered an invasive species in North America and should never be introduced (planted) into foreign ecosystems without a proper management system in place.
|Bee Ship Date||Feb 7, 2022 (Next year)|