This Neudorff Insect Hotel is a great nesting and hibernation aid for beneficial insects visiting your garden. It is handcrafted from entirely natural sustainable materials and is simply hung up in the garden in a sunny position where it is protected from rain. The beneficial effects of the hotel are twofold: it attracts important pollinators into the garden whilst at the same time encouraging useful insects such as bees ladybirds and lacewings to make your garden their home. It is also a fun education tool for children who can see for themselves how beesclose up their nest openings and even provides a front row seat for when theirlarvae hatch. It is designed to combine interactivity education and conservation and features a range of habitats for interest and year-round activity; plus it makes a wonderful garden feature.Provides shelter for:Butterflies: popular flower visitors that have a part to play in the biodiversity in the gardenEarwigs: regulate infestation of aphids spider mites and woolly aphidsLadybirds: the gardener’s friend can devour up to 150 aphids such as blackfly and greenfly every dayLacewings: feed on aphids thrips leaf hoppers caterpillars and mites. During its development one larva can devour approximately 10 000 spider mites or up to 500 aphidsProvides nesting sites for:Sphecid wasps: feed their brood with various types of insect such as aphids leaf hoppers or the larvae of leaf beetlesWild bees: play a part in the diversity of the native plant world through their pollinating activitiesProvides breeding tubes for:Mason bees: an essential pollinator of early flowering plants including many fruit trees (e.g. apple cherry)GIMA Awards 2012 finalistDimensions: W36.3 x D10.2 x H57.5cm
Nesting & hibernating help for beneficial insects such as wild bees, green lacewings & earwigs.
Based on their individual requirements, the insects move into the different ‘rooms’.
Handmade – every Insect Hotel is unique! The wood used is free of timber preservatives.
Food requirements of the beneficial insects will be provided by herbages, flowers, bushes & trees in the surrounding area.
Application: Installation is possible in gardens, patios & balconies.