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Solitary bees need places to nest. Here's how to make them a home

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Solitary bees, as the name implies, nest by themselves and not in a hive with thousands of other bees. Solitary bees are gentle and very good pollinators. There is often a shortage of suitable "housing" for these bees and they happily move into the hotels that people have created for them.

SOME TIPS FOR YOUR BEE HOTEL:
  • place your bee house in a position to catch the morning sun as solitary bees love the sun to get them active in the mornings 
  • bees prefer a stable house - not a swinging house
  • bees prefer one entrance so provide a backing to your hotel - look at how most of the example pictures below place their hotel against a wall which creates a backing

BEE HOTEL INSPIRATION
Bamboo bee house from Infinity Gardening

house for solitary bee
IMAGE: Storage Geek 
DIY bee hotel
Giant Bee Hotel found on Green Bean Connection
DIY bee hotel


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