About our Beehouses
When making my botanical tiles I do not only want to focus on the end product, but on the entire process that goes on around it.
I get a lot of satisfaction from this process. To see beautiful flowers slowly emerge from a simple seed is fantastic! Because, I do my best to grow as many flowers that I use myself in my own garden as possible. Not only do I enjoy doing this, but it is also incredibly good for the biodiversity in the area.
Most flowers that I grow attract a lot of pollinators! These are very important to our ecosystem.
because I take away some of the flowers and use them for the tiles, we decided to give these pollinators a hand and give something in return; The beehouse!
It is so awsome to see how all the bees use the flowers and the houses! Everyone should be able to enjoy this. No sooner said than done, we started making these bee houses.
``Your order contributes to the Dutch Bee Conservation´´
We´ve chosen to donate to the Dutch Bee Conservation. They focus on taking away treats to health and do everything around surviving of Bees and other bee species.
As floral preservation is central to Badgers & Berries and Bees and other pollinators play an incredibly important role in this process, we think this organization is the perfect match.
Every order contributes to the dutch bee conservation. With every beehouse you buy, 5 euro's will be donated to them. In this way we hope to make a small contribution to the preservation of these important creatures.
You want to donate directly? That's great!
Click on the button below to go to our donation platform and fill in your amount.
Process & Materials
Together with my husband we make these bee houses! We come up with a design, he puts it together and I paint the floral meadows & bees on it.
- our bee houses are made of untreated durable fsc wood.
- The Paint and varnish that we use is not harmful to the environment.
- The flowers are painted with acrylic
- Furthermore, our bee houses comply with all guidelines that have been established for the solitary bees that use it.
Info & Tips
Create more nestling opportunities for wild, solitary bees with you very own Bee House
Be sure to choose a bee house size that matches what the surrounding area can provide.
Placing a beehouse is only a small part of getting more bees in your garden to create a better and healthier environment.
With a beehouse you create more nestling opportunities for wild,solitary bees. But to get them nestling into your beautiful just-bought bee house you need to start with the most important thing first: Getting bees in your garden!
And now you think, but I have a beehouse, and that is what they need right? Well, technically a bee house indeed will help you to make your garden more attractive for wild solitary bees, but to even get bees in your garden, you need to provide them food-which means plants -especially different native flowers and plants common in your area.
To help you out a little, you get some flower seeds with every ordered beehouse. (Netherlands only)
These hole-nesting bees need a place to stay that is dry and safe. Keep the bee house out of direct frontal wind and rain and place it on a sunny side (south) in your garden.
are birds attacking your beehouse? You can use a 1cm wide wire cloth to bubble it around your beehotel. MAke sure you leave space between the nesting holes and wire so the bees have enough space to enter.
Did you know that solitary bees are up to 3 times more effective in pollination then normal honey bees?
Well you won’t get any of that liquid gold of them, but here are a few point you get profit from when you have solitary living bees in your garden;
- They increase the pollination of your garden plants
- You can enjoy more thriving plants,prettier flowers and healthier vegetables
- You contribute to a better environment for solitary bees and stimulate the biodiversity in your garden
Some of my favorite flowers that do good with solitary bees:
Tansy, marigold,cornflowers, sunflowers,mallow,yellow mustard,red clovers, poppies,cosmea & sweet pea. of course there are many more, and i would love to give you some tips!
For more bee friendly plants you can also check out the website of the dutch bee conservation
Normally the ''tubes'' of a bee house last an average of 2-3 years. They are once used by only one bee, which fills this tube with nesting chambers. Once the young bees fly out, this tube will not be used by other bees. By maintaining your bee house you will enjoy it even more, and it is also very sustainable!
You can send your beehouse back to us. We will re-fill it and repair it where necessary. How awsome is that?!