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Rediscover biodiversity, right from your own space. With the BetterflyBox and the BetterflyHotel, every green space becomes a thriving ecosystem.
At Betterfly, we've come up with an innovative and creative solution for you: the Betterflybox.
Much more than a box, it's your window on biodiversity, with an artistic touch that makes it unique. And with our app, you can keep track of the life that's buzzing around you.
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Revitalise the biodiversity in your space, whether you're a professional, an institution or a private individual, thanks to our sustainable insect hotels, designed and manufactured in Belgium.
Play an active role in maintaining the ecological balance of your environment with the BetterflyHotel, a haven for a variety of species. Our insect shelters are adapted to accommodate a variety of insects such as solitary bees, ladybirds and butterflies. What's more, we also offer the possibility of creating customised models to match the image or specific requirements of your project.
Don't miss this chance to make a difference. Join us on this ecological adventure and transform your garden, balcony, terrace, park, driveway or courtyard today!
Why is it so important for our environment to have an insect hotel, which serves as an ecological refuge for our six-legged friends?
Restoring the ecological balance
Insect hotels create a space where beneficial species can settle in and thrive. Solitary bees, ladybirds, parasitoid wasps and other beneficial insects find refuge in these structures, helping to pollinate plants, naturally regulate pests and maintain the ecological balance.
Encouraging local biodiversity
Installing an insect shelter promotes biodiversity by providing a place for different species of insects to breed and survive.
This increases the diversity of insects present in the chosen environment, creating a more resilient and balanced ecosystem.
As we all know, bees and other pollinators play a crucial role in plant pollination.
By providing an additional habitat for insects, insect hotels increase plants' chances of pollinating, thereby encouraging fruit and seed production.
Reducing the use of pesticides
By attracting ladybirds, parasitoid wasps and hoverflies, insect hotels contribute to the natural regulation of pests. This can reduce dependence on chemical pesticides, preserving the health of ecosystems and minimising negative impacts on the environment and human health.
Raising awareness of biodiversity conservation
Installing an insect shelter offers an opportunity for environmental education. It's a unique way of raising awareness of the importance of insects and biodiversity. These structures offer children and adults alike an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the crucial role insects play in our ecosystem.
Embellishing and decorating your green space
In addition to their functional role, insect hotels add an aesthetic touch to your garden. And we design them to measure! They can be designed in different ways and custom shapes, offering a wide variety of styles and designs to suit your preferences.
Why not consider installing an insect hotel in your outdoor space, given the many benefits it offers? This small initiative can have a big impact on our environment.
A large insect hotel is a structure specially designed to provide a favourable habitat for beneficial insects. Here's how an insect hotel generally works:
Insect hotels generally consist of a wooden box or structure with several compartments. Each compartment is filled with different natural materials such as logs, twigs, hollow stems, pine cones, bark, straw, bricks, etc. These materials provide different types of shelter for insects.
Each compartment or section of the insect hotel provides a specific habitat for different types of insect. For example, twigs can attract ladybirds, hollow stems can host solitary bees, bark can be used by beetles, and so on. The idea is to provide environments conducive to insect nesting, hibernation and reproduction.
The location of the insect house is important for its effective operation. It's best to place it in a sunny spot, sheltered from the wind and close to sources of food for insects, such as flowering plants, gardens, green spaces or meadows.
To attract insects, we recommend planting native flowers and plants near the insect hotel. These plants will provide pollen and nectar, as well as additional shelter for the insects.
The best time to install an insect hotel is in spring or autumn. These seasons offer favourable conditions for insects to settle into their new habitat.
In spring, insects are more active and looking for nesting sites to reproduce. Installing the insect hotel at this time gives them the opportunity to quickly discover the structure and use it as a shelter for their eggs and offspring.
Autumn is also a good time to install an insect hotel. At this stage, many insects are looking for a place to spend the winter, hibernate or protect themselves from the weather. By installing the insect hotel in autumn, you can offer them a safe place to rest during the cold season.
And we have a BetterflyBox for every season!
Insect hotels generally require very little maintenance.
However, it is advisable to clean and replace certain materials once a year, for example in autumn, to maintain a healthy environment for insects.
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