Biome Bee House

Our native bee house is a safe place for solitary Australian native bees to establish a home in your garden. Made in Brisbane from reused timber boxes and weed bamboo. Bees are the mystery helpers in our gardens and this bee house is perfect to raise their young.

Unfortunately the Bee House has sold out online and will not be available again in 2017. We will be restocked in January 2018.

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Each bee house is the same size as shown but may look different.

This year, we are very grateful to have our bee houses made by our local Indooroopilly Men's Shed from reused pallet boxes and weed bamboo cleared from around Brisbane.  Read more about the Men's Shed association below.

Australian native bees play an important role as key pollinators of native species. Native bees are more fragile than the introduced European honey bee and have suffered greatly from urban deofrestation.  But now, the Biome Bee House is here to help.

The card accompanying the bee house, features native bee illustrations by Brisbane artist Ingrid Bartkowiak. 

Native bees and wasps are the mystery helpers in our garden, most are solitary and with its many hollows and tiny nooks, this bee house is perfect for raising their young.

You might also like this book: The Australian Native Bee Boook by Tim Heard

We are not shipping this product to Tasmania due to biosecurity rules. 

Where to put your bee house?

Position your Biome Native Bee House (or Wild Bee Hotel) in a sheltered spot out of the hot midday sun (but still able to get morning sun) and also out of harsh rain or winds.  Hang under an eave or under a tree. Native bees are cold blooded and need the heat of the sun in the morning to warm up.  Face the bee house towards the morning sun. Keep other vegetation away from the entrances.  Native bees need a stable, safe environment and prefer not to compete with ants.


Approximtely H 19.5cm x W 20cm x D 11cm

about Indooroopilly Men's Shed:

The Indooroopilly Men's Shed is open to any men aged 18 years or older who would like to connect with other members of their community. They offer a wide range of activities, from woodwork and bike repair through to book club, computer use and discussion groups.  To get involved:  or

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By on 23 Dec. 2017 :
Title : Biome Bee House
Comment : I adore this! Beautiful to look at and the perfect safe space for bees to raise their young.I love that it is made from entirely recycled materials. Thank you!!
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By on 06 Nov. 2016 :
Title : Buzzing over this one
Comment : Love that this is a Brisbane made product from recycled and weed materials.
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By on 05 Nov. 2016 :
Title : Encouraging bees to our garden!
Comment : I bought an older version of this from the Biome website a couple of years ago now, that was yellow in colour. I think this version is actually much more attractive. We moved in a new build house wih a bare garden that need to be established and I wanted to do something to encourage bees into the garden besides just newly planted flowering plants.
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By on 22 Sept. 2016 :
Title : Fantastic gift!
Comment : After watching many documentaries on the colony collapse disorder with the bees in the USA and Europe, we wanted to do something in our own home for the bees, so I bought this for my husband for father's day. He REALLY loves it!
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