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Like a three-story inn for beneficial insects, this attractive insect house provides just the right habitat for some of gardeners' best friends. Solitary bees will nest in the bamboo "upstairs" and the holes in the first floor wood block, so they'll be ready to pollinate your garden come spring. The middle floor will attract pest-eating lacewings and ladybugs; the door opens so you can add a bit of dried grass and a few twigs for them to settle on. We designed the house to the exacting specifications of the insects so they'll feel right at home.
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lLooks and is cheaply made.
By Bee Buddy
from Gainesville, FL
About Me Midrange Shopper
Comments about Beneficial Bug House:
Loos good from distance but up close screw holes and sloppy staining are evident..
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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very cheaply made
I ordered this product for my garden in order to start an insect hotel. This B&B's entrance openings for the bees and ladybugs are very roughly done and in my opinion not safe for insects to enter and live in. The bee holes should have been drilled at an 45 degree angle upwards, the bamboo stalks are too big in diameter to invite mason bees. The ladybug slits are riddled with splinters. Other parts of the outside of the box are smooth.For decorative purposes it would be fine but not inviting for insects if you are serious about that part..It also arrived already broken at the roof in the box.For this price I expected more quality.
Well made bug house
By Paul D
from washington, dc
Good bug house. Great customer service.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Not sure if the bugs will come, interesting conversation piece if not. Unfortunately not very sturdy. 3 of 4 came broken.
Nature Lover, Good Bug Too
By Snowed In
from Greenfield, WI
I'll be anxious to see the first good bug enter it, once it stops snowing here and I go outside again.
By Baci Brown
from REhoboth Beach, DE
This is the 2nd bug house I purchased from Gardener's Supply. The 1st one I bought a year ago and is still very sturdy plus attracted many insects over the summer.
from Houston TX
This is a really cool idea for a gift. I had to laugh when I opened it, because my roof arrived broken, too. Thanks for the other comments otherwise I would have just wrapped it and given it to my sister-in-law for Christmas without looking. The roof was split at the eave, and will likely be able to be glued securely with some carpenters glue. More stars if the roof wasn't split apart.
Ordered two; both came broken
from St Petersburg FL
About Me High-end Shopper
I think the design is charming, and I am looking forward to seeing how the insects take to it in my bee & butterfly garden, now that my husband has glued & nailed the broken roofs back on. Unsightly but hope it works for the bees, ladybugs, and lacewings. Also there could be more complete directions - like how high up to hang them. Won't know if I would recommend them until I find out if the targeted guests use them.
Attractive and well built Mason Bee Hous
from Columbia, MO
About Me Budget Shopper
Looking forward to putting this Mason Bee House up as spring arrives!
Added a new point of interest to garden.
By Pat the Planter
from Denham Springs, LA
Visual effects in garden and habitat for bees and ladybugs.
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