Tiny Holes Drilled into Bricks Provide Miniature Homes for Solitary Bees – Colossal

I’m sure many of you follow Colossal, a collection of wonderful art and other new ideas. Since so many of us are backyard farmers, I thought I would post this “feel good” story of a new use of bricks in houses in the UK for mason bees and other early pollinators.

An innovative creation of Cornwall-based Green&Blue, Bee Bricks are designed to establish homes within homes. The architectural building blocks can be layered with more typical materials and feature holes of various sizes that allow the fuzzy, winged insects a space for nesting. These multi-purpose bricks are especially crucial as bee populations dwindle due to habitat loss and a changing climate.


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