It’s no secret bee colonies are disappearing at an alarming rate across the country. Their disappearance is hurting gardens and agriculture.

If you’d like to encourage bees to set up shop outdoors near you, check out this bamboo bee house. It’s designed for the Mason Bee, a prolific pollinator.

According to Veseys, a Mason bee visits 20 times more blooms than a honey bee. Now that’s pollination! That’s not all — Mason bees aren’t aggressive, safe for kids and pets.

“Hang this natural bamboo house against a tree or a wall where it will get morning sun,” says Veseys. “Female bees fill the bamboo tubes with their eggs as well as nectar and pollen for the young to eat.”

But it’s not just garden pollination! These friendly little gals (yes, it’s the females that do the pollinating) are safe for children and pets. “They are non-aggressive,” says Veseys, “and not likely to sting.”

Talk about patio ideas! What’s not to like? Gorgeous outdoor decor that fosters pollination by supporting this amazing plant- and flower-friendly insect! It’s Outdoor decor both you and Mother Nature will love!