“Bee Hotel: a sustainable resting space for solitary pollinator bees.”
Recently, I have seen a number of bee hotels pop up throughout my neighbourhood. Below are examples using mostly hollow bamboo stakes gathered in cans or boxes.
The next photos are examples of bee hotels made from natural materials such as logs, twigs and pine cones. These bee hotels are on display at a Toronto Botanical Gardens pollinator exhibit in First Canadian Place.
A few years ago, I saw this cedar bee hotel at the Royal Winter Fair. I snapped a photo of it because I thought it would be easy to replicate the concept using cedar scraps.
For this year’s Earth Day project, we made our own bee hotel using scraps of 4X4 cedar left over from our deck project.
The holes are about three inches deep using at long 1/2 inch wide drill bit. The unit is affixed the fence with a small L bracket. It is an easy project and we will likely make more.
Happy Earth Day and thanks for stopping by!