If you're keen on welcoming some of the 5,000 species of North American native bees into your garden, we've got some tips on how to do just that.
Most of our native bees are solitary, and many of them make their nests in hollow plant stems. That’s where the Flow Pollinator House comes in. It's tailor-made to mimic the cavities these vital pollinators use in the wild, giving them a cozy spot to call home. With one of these in your garden, you'll provide a safe haven for beautiful native species, including mason bees and leafcutter bees, to raise their young. Some species are also on the lookout for sheltered spaces with plant matter where they can comfortably hibernate over winter.
A triple win for native bees
Some of our native bees have a small range when compared to honeybees, perhaps just a few hundred yards. By creating habitat, we give these pollinators stepping stones through the urban landscape, building insect highways between our wild spaces. If we can give them enough homes, we can bring back some of these important species from the brink of extinction.
But that’s not all. The Flow Pollinator House isn't just a cool home for our native bee buddies. It's also a feel-good purchase because 100% of the profits go to grassroots organizations working to promote pollinator protection. And because we've crafted these bee havens from upcycled Flow Hive offcuts, it reduces our environmental impact. An eco-friendly product that helps our native insects thrive and also funds their protection - it's like a triple win!
More ways to help
But that’s not the only way you can help the bees. There are plenty of ways you can entice native bees and other insects into your garden. Leave some wild spaces, unmowed grass, bare soil patches, and holes in the mud – all perfect for providing native bees with nesting spots. Cut out pesticides and keep a variety of flowering plants around all year long to keep them happily fed. Check out this handy guide on creating a bee-friendly garden for more inspiration!
Great gifts - for people and bees
The pollinator house isn’t just a present for the native bees who’ll be calling it home - it also makes the perfect gift for eco-conscious loved ones. It’s easy to assemble and can make a fun family project. Get creative by painting your designs on the walls. It's also an awesome chance to educate the kids and curious adults in your life about the incredible world of native bees.
We’ve put together the Pollinator Booster Bundle, including the Flow Pollinator House and Flow Garden Tools. It’s a wonderful way to boost your pollination impact and make a saving along the way.
Native bees are essential parts of our ecosystem - so every little bit we can do to give them a helping hand is a step in the right direction. Get your garden buzzing with life and invite some bee buddies around.