Chalet Bee House

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  • Chalet Bee House by Crown Bees
  • Chalet Bee House w/ BeeTubes + Inserts and Bee Wayfinders - Lifestyle
  • Chalet Bee House by Crown Bees - Front
  • Chalet Bee House by Crown Bees - Side
  • Chalet Bee House by Crown Bees - Back
  • Chalet Bee House, Empty - Lifestyle
  • Chalet Bee House w/ Bird Guard - Lifestyle
  • Chalet Bee House w/ Leafcutter Cocoons in Cocoon Hatchery - Lifestyle
  • Chalet w/ 8mm (Spring) Natural Reeds - Lifestyle
  • Chalet Bee House with Natural Reeds, Bundled - Lifestyle
  • Cocoon Hatchery by Crown Bees
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Raise solitary bees in style with our most classic design, the Chalet Bee House! Hand crafted locally in Western Washington, the Chalet is made of beautiful Pacific Northwest cedar sourced from sustainable logging companies.

Lifestyle photos may not accurately depict what is included with this product. Please make sure to read the specifications below.


  • Made in the United States
  • 10" H x 10" W x 9" D
  • Accommodates:
    • 150 BeeTubes
    • 125 Natural Reeds
    • 48-Hole Count, 8mm Mason Bee Wood Tray
    • 78-Hole Count, 6mm Leafcutter Bee Wood Tray

Additional Features

  • The Chalet’s attic provides a safe space to release bee cocoons.
  • 2" roof overhang protects nesting materials and bees from the wind and rain.
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2 Reviews

  • 3
    Not waterproof in hatchery area

    Posted by HH on Apr 10th 2023

    This bee house looks really nicely made, but it’s worth knowing before buying that the roof does not provide rain protection for cocoons in the hatchery. I found my cocoons, including 4 bees who were mid-hatch, floating in standing water inside the hatchery insert, with water dripping through the roof seam. I wish I’d known it needs waterproofing at that seam before putting my cocoons in it. Otherwise, the appearance is nice and price seemed reasonable. But I am honestly disappointed and just hoping now to have any live bees at all when things dry out. ******Crown Bees response: This is not to our standards! It's very probable that our house manufacturer forgot to glue this particular crown. We will replace it for you. *****It was a pleasure speaking with you. We are so happy you reached out to us. Your replacement Chalet is on its way. Please let us know in chat or if you have any questions.

  • 4
    First Impressions - attaching

    Posted by Frank Breckenridge on Mar 19th 2022

    Installing this house to my support. I chose my wood fence and specifically one of the 4" x 4" posts. I found that the one hole at back designed for the attachment (to a nail or screw) was not sufficient to give a solid attachment. The house is much longer than tall and that one attachment point has to support the whole house. I decided I needed more. So I drilled a hole in the back just below the provided point and used a screw to fix it more securely. You might consider providing two holes in the back for better support. I'll add another review after I've actually had bees etc. later on this year. ------***------ Crown Bees response: Thanks for your feedback Frank. We have found that structurally, the chalet and even larger tower, hold well with a good screw or nail. If on a 4x4 post in a windy environment, it may be wise to screw straight through the back of the house. We hope your bee raising endeavor is successful! The Crown Bees Team.

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