It's important to protect your BeeHome from a number of potential scenarios which could have a negative effect on bees or your nesting habitat.
Do NOT's - things to avoid
Thing's to avoid near your bees & BeeHome are:
- Avoid using any chemicals, pesticides or harmful sprays near or around your BeeHome.
- Do NOT use spider sprays in or around your BeeHome in any circumstances.
- Be cautious not to position your BeeHome near any irrigation or water sources. Direct watering of the BeeHome or nesting tunnels could effect the nesting success of bees.
- Position the BeeHome in the very shady or cool location. Bees like the warmth of the sun and rely on it to kick start their emergence cycle.
- Place your BeeHome on the ground. There is a greater risk of water entering the BeeHome as well as ants and other pests.
- Avoid hanging your BeeHome on branches or locations where it's a risk falling in high winds.
- Placing your BeeHome near bird feeders or houses as they may feed on the bees.
Do's - things to consider
Thing to consider with your bees and BeeHome are:
- Positioning your BeeHome in a location that gets good morning sun. Bees require the warmth of the sun to kick start their emergence cycle. However, ensure the BeeHome gets a little relief from the afternoon sun to avoid the bees or BeeHome overheating.
- Securing your BeeHome on a fixing that is stable and secure.
- Placing your BeeHome where it's not at risk of driving rain which could effect the nesting tunnels and bees.
- A location that has a good amount of morning sun.
- Sighting your BeeHome in a location where you can view the activity of your bees.
- Ensure your nesting tunnels/trays are pushed back so they are touching rear of the BeeHome and are tightly packed so they do not fall out.