So this is not the main giveaway, but it is a giveaway. (Still waiting for more PLA filament for the main giveaway..)
I’m giving away 10 of these little solitary bee homes, 3D printed in PLA plastic (safer and more sustainable than most plastic types), and you can use them however you see fit! They do, however, come with a hole for a screw or nail should you decide to attach them to your house, fence, tree, what-have-you, and support da bees! If you want to read a little bit about solitary bees, you can go here: http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/insects/ahb/inf21.html
If you want to read more about bees in general, check out this link: http://www.ibra.org.uk/categories/faq#FAQ_6
Just a reminder that solitary bees are not aggressive and are very unlikely to sting unless you handle them very roughly. Honey bees have a large store of honey and a queen to protect, which is why they sting - out of defense. Solitary bees do not have these stores. Despite this, solitary bees are incredible pollinators, and we rely on them very heavily.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. You don’t need to be following me, but if you want to (and I’d love you for it) you can follow me here.
2. Reblog this post however many times you want! Likes count too! You’re gr8.
3. Ya gotta be willing to give me your postal address.
A few stipulations:
These houses will be printed in white, not yellow as pictured here. Hopefully this means that you’ll be able to see the lil bees in their new habitat!
You can choose between a long house (picture 1) or a short house (picture 2). If I draw your name twice, you can choose both. If I draw your name all 10 times, you can choose countless combinations of short and tall. This also means that you can reblog countless times to put your name in the proverbial hat.
DATE OF DRAW:
September 15th, 2014.
I will contact the winners on this date and give them 48 hours to respond to my Ask. If I don’t receive a response, I will buzz on to the next person. This will also be the case if asks are not enabled. Make sure your ask box is open! Winners will be announced as soon as all the winners have responded.
If you want to do something awesome (but not required), you could send me a picture of where you decide to set up you lil bee hotel!
Good luck! buzzzzzzzz.
This sounds cool. I want in on this shit.