The Native Bee Bottle offers a home for non-hive friendly pollinators
The Native Bee Bottle offers a home for non-hive friendly pollinators
The Native Bee Bottle offers a home for non-hive friendly pollinators. A felt attachment to the bottle allows for easy hanging in a cozy outdoor area
The Native Bee Bottle offers a home for non-hive friendly pollinators. A felt attachment to the bottle allows for easy hanging in a safe, sheltered outdoor space

This bee bottle helps foster a healthy, pro-pollinator environment by providing a home for mason and leafcutting bees using upcycled, sustainable materials that are reusable from season to season.

 

Aside from a small plastic insert with tape to prevent the bottle contents from falling out in transit, there is no other product packaging or branding. As the bottle is made of glass, we wrap the bee bottle in reused packaging material we have on hand—which may include plastic or foam—to ensure it gets to you safely. We ask that you reuse any nonrecyclable items we send, or otherwise dispose of it responsibly.
See included directions for proper use and care of bee bottle.
Clear out last season's nesting tubes and add new nesting material so you can use for next season!

Who lives in the bee bottle? 

  • MASON BEES | (Osmia lignaria spp.) are gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities. With around 140 varieties of mason bees native to North America, these bees are essential to the pollination of flowers, vegetables and spring fruit trees. Mason bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, mason bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom.  They get the name “mason” from using mud to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One mason bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 100 honeybees.
  • LEAFCUTTER BEES | (Megachile rotundata) are gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities.  These summer bees are essential to the pollination of flowers and vegetables. Leafcutter bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, leafcutter bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom.  They get the name “leafcutter” from using bits of leaves to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One leafcutter bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 20 honeybees.
Potting Shed Creations, Ltd.

Native Bee Bottle

Regular price $30.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Pollinate your neighborhood with a bee house to raise gentle native bees. Designed to be modern and minimal in appearance as well as provide the perfect nesting habitat to help native bees. The gentle mason bees will pollinate your environment. Handmade in Idaho.

Includes: upcycled wine bottle, bee nesting tubes, wool felt hanger with steel grommet, information for attracting and keeping these beneficial bees.

Bottle dimensions: 5.5" high x 2.75" wide.

About the maker: Potting Shed is a Troy, Idaho, design company inspired by reclaimed objects, a love of food, science and modern culture, with a simple focus — to design and build, by hand, genuine products for everyday living.

This bee bottle helps foster a healthy, pro-pollinator environment by providing a home for mason and leafcutting bees using upcycled, sustainable materials that are reusable from season to season.

 

Aside from a small plastic insert with tape to prevent the bottle contents from falling out in transit, there is no other product packaging or branding. As the bottle is made of glass, we wrap the bee bottle in reused packaging material we have on hand—which may include plastic or foam—to ensure it gets to you safely. We ask that you reuse any nonrecyclable items we send, or otherwise dispose of it responsibly.
See included directions for proper use and care of bee bottle.
Clear out last season's nesting tubes and add new nesting material so you can use for next season!

Who lives in the bee bottle? 

  • MASON BEES | (Osmia lignaria spp.) are gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities. With around 140 varieties of mason bees native to North America, these bees are essential to the pollination of flowers, vegetables and spring fruit trees. Mason bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, mason bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom.  They get the name “mason” from using mud to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One mason bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 100 honeybees.
  • LEAFCUTTER BEES | (Megachile rotundata) are gentle native bees with extraordinary pollinating abilities.  These summer bees are essential to the pollination of flowers and vegetables. Leafcutter bees are known as solitary bees because they nest alone. Unlike honey bees, leafcutter bees do not produce honey and do not defend a hive so stinging very rarely happens. The female’s stinger is actually her egg tube, so should a rare sting occur, there is no barb or venom.  They get the name “leafcutter” from using bits of leaves to build their nests in gaps, cracks and other small cavities. One leafcutter bee can pollinate what would be comparable to around 20 honeybees.

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Best Bee Home

This has been the perfect add to my balcony. The leafcutter bee that had been living in the wall now has a nice place to live, and it might even get another friend or two this summer! I'm also really happy that it's made of recycled and recyclable materials.


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