Bee Bricks are Building a Buzz: Genius, or Worst Idea Ever?



Bees and other pollinators are crucial to food production worldwide. Unfortunately, bee populations are rapidly declining as a result of pollution, disease, climate change, and pesticides.

Naturally, many gardeners and plant people are wondering what they can do to make a difference.

Created by an eco-conscious couple, the Bee Brick looks somewhat similar to a regular brick. But the sides of the Bee Bricks feature holes of various sizes where bees can rest and nest.

Some, such as honeybees, do live in colonies. But solitary bees roam alone, creating individual nests for offspring. Although solitary bees do not produce honey, they still play an important role in plant pollination.

Because Bee Bricks are the same size as a regular masonry brick, builders can build these Bee Bricks directly into the exterior wall of a building. According to TikTok mason @cholseybrickwork, new builds over five meters in Brighton will be required to include Bee Bricks.

Commenters were quick to note that these bricks may house wasps as well as bees. Others worry that the bricks will invite bugs into your home. And some people expressed concern regarding bee allergies.

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