Insects are an essential part of garden wildlife, and a great friend to gardeners by acting as pollinators for a hugely diverse range of plants, wild flowers, garden flowers, fruit and vegetables. They are also a superb means of natural pest control as many insects, ladybirds being an excellent example, feed on aphids. We have a variety of insect boxes available that not only provide a secluded shelter and habitat for all sorts of different insect life to breed and hibernate, but also add an attractive feature to the garden.
'Tower' & 'Hotel' Insect Boxes
Our 'Tower' Insect Boxes and the 'Hotel' Insect Boxes both have three separate compartments, each filled with one of a variety of natural nesting materials. The top section is filled with small logs and twigs whilst the other two sections are filled with pine cones, bark chips or wood chips. They can be sited in a range of different locations, the 'Tower' Insect Box is designed to be suitable to mount on a wall, fence, tree or on a post, whilst the 'Hotel' Insect Box is intended to be left freestanding in a hedge or flower bed. However, the 'Tower' Insect Box can also be left freestanding if you so wish and likewise the 'Hotel' Insect Box could be mounted on a suitable surface if so desired.
'Tower' Insect Box
with Pine Cones & Bark Chips
'Hotel' Insect Box
with Pines Cones & Bark Chips
'Hotel' Insect Box
with Pine Cones & Wood Chips
Build Your Own 'Hotel' Insect Box
You can build your own 'Hotel' Insect Box with an 'Insect Hotel' kit. The kit contains all the materials to make the box, and is easy to assemble with all the panels cut to size and pre-drilled holes so minimal tools are required. It is then up to you to go and find and collect your own choice of natural materials, such as bark, twigs, moss, leaves or pine cones, to fill the box and make a home for the insects in your garden. A great way to actively engage all ages of the family in the outdoors and stimulate an interest in nature.
We also have other Build Your Own Kits for Bird Boxes and Bat Boxes
For details of all the Build Your Own Kits click here to visit the "Build Your Own Kits" page.
'Beehive' Insect Boxes
The 'Beehive' Insect Box is a small box intended for Solitary Bees, which are excellent pollinators and therefore are important in any garden. Available with the roof painted in one a variety of colours, or left unpainted to retain the natural wood finish.
Colours available :-
Green, Pale Green, Pine Green,
Brown, Blue, Dark Blue,
Sky Blue, Purple