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Where to sell nest boxes for solitary bees?

Posted by ben12 10 (My Page) on
Fri, May 16, 08 at 16:17

I'm posting here to ask for some advice. I'm a graduate student studying solitary bee ecology in California. As part of my research, I purchased bird houses from Forrestry Suppliers ( http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/View_Catalog_Page.asp?mi=5106 ). I removed the face of the box and put in a bee nesting block. The bee nesting block is a styrofoam block with holes in it where solitary bees build their nests.

I'm finished with this part of my research, and I have many, many leftover nest boxes. Solitary bees are great for pollination. Also, they are not aggressive and don't defend their nests like honeybees.

So I was wondering if people would be at all interested in purchasing these to put in their gardens. I was thinking of selling them for maybe around $5-10 each. I can even include the original wooden face if someone wants to use them as a regular bird house.

But I'm not posting here to sell them. I'm wondering if anyone here knows where one could sell an item like this. I checked on eBay, which does have a gardening section, but I'm not sure if people will really see my ad there. Are there other similar websites that gardening enthusiasts frequent?

I have photos of what the boxes look like here:

http://www.erols.com/spider12/ben/beeboxfront.jpg
http://www.erols.com/spider12/ben/beeboxback.jpg
http://www.erols.com/spider12/ben/beeboxface.jpg

Thanks in advance!


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RE: Where to sell nest boxes for solitary bees?

I'd recommend you'd let a local garden club or two know what you've got. The bird boxes appear to be along the same design style needed to attract blue birds. And the points you've made in this posting with reference to the solitary bees should be of interest to most gardeners too.
Good luck.


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RE: Where to sell nest boxes for solitary bees?

Where to sell nest boxes for solitary bees? are they still available


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RE: Where to sell nest boxes for solitary bees?

Couldn't open these photos....you could probably sell them back to the bird store


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