Instructions: BeeHut Bee House

Instructions: BeeHut Bee House

Instructions: BeeHut Bee House

The BeeHut bee house is strong, durable and easy to install.

  • Protects 40 Spring Mason BeeTubes (8mm), 50 Summer Leafcutter BeeTubes (6mm), 20 Spring Mason Natural Reeds, or 30 Summer Leafcutter Natural Reeds.
  • Size: 3 1/2" W x 9 1/2" L

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.
  1. Remove the base cap by wiggling and pulling the cap back, this will loosen the rubber band that secures the house to the base cap. Install the cap to a wall, fence, or flat surface by placing screws (recommended) or nails through the base cap mounting holes. Create a slight downward angle for rain protection by first tightening and then backing the top screw out one full turn and the bottom screw ½ of a turn. If securing with nails, do not drive top nail flush to achieve the same angle as screw mounting.
  2. Gently push the BeeHut housing into the mounted base cap.
  3. Place nesting holes into the BeeHut: use 8mm size nesting holes for spring mason bees, use 6mm size nesting holes for summer leafcutter bees.
  4. Open box or bag of bee cocoons and place on top of nesting holes and towards the back of the BeeHut bee house. Do not place bee cocoons in direct sunlight.

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