|Cutting the driftwood blocks to size.|
I cut four sections of driftwood and Wayne drilled the 5/16-inch holes for me. The holes only go part way through, creating tubes that the bees like to nest in. The larger stick got six holes, the rest four each.
|Wayne helped me drill the holes part way through the blocks.|
I’ve already seen Mason Bees flying around the cabin. Hopefully they’ll pick the nice new home this year. We placed it on the south facing porch post right under the solar panel they used last year. Maybe they’ll get the hint.
|The Bee Hotel mounted facing south right under their old solar panel home.|
There’s lots of information about building bee hotels online. The one I used was from The Pollinator Garden at www.foxleas.com. It’s a British site, but the eleven page guide was quite detailed with illustrations.
Making a bee hotel helps your garden and the native bee population at the same time. Do you have one? How is it working for you? -- Margy