We have been installing TreeNests on farms and gardens since 2007. They provide an ideal nest environment for local honeybee swarms, are a natural hive add-on for a small backyard apiary, and enable us to observe and witness honeybees in their most natural setting.
TreeNests in small-scale settings benefit honeybees on many levels, and they bring the features of the wild honeybee ecologies of forests into our gardens and backyards. Once a TreeNest is installed and prepared, no further management is required. They self-populate without our involvement with local honeybee swarms. In short: They are a joy to watch in the landscape we live in.