Create your own Bee Hotel following these simple steps!
Have a look around your house and garden to see if you have any suitable materials that you can use or repurpose.
Items that are great for making a bee hotel:
- bamboo sticks
- fennel stems which have a hole in the centre
- dried grape vines
- untreated wood logs with holes drilled into them
Once you have collected your materials you will need a frame to create the structure for your hotel.
The main structure could be anything! Do you have an old bucket laying around? Great you have the structure for your hotel! Maybe there is an old mug with a broken handle, guess what? Bee hotel! Terracotta pot laying around in the garden that mum doesn’t like anymore? You guessed it, bee hotel!
Now you have done all the hard work the rest is easy. Simply fill your structure with all of your sticks, stems, vines and logs with holes! Just make sure all the holes are facing outwards so that the bees can snuggle in and be cosy and safe.
Finding a great place in your garden is a really important step. Somewhere sunny in your garden close to your pollinator friendly plants is the perfect spot for a 5 star bee rating at your hotel.
Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy all the new pollinators that will be checking into your hotel in no time.