A hotel for bees or bugs
A simple bug or bee hotel can really encourage and support biodiversity in your garden by attracting various insects. A bug house helps to grow the ecosystem around it because it gives a place for bugs or bees naturally visit! Gardens can really benefit from placing a bug house amongst the plants to encourage biodiversity and less need for pesticides.
Making a bee/ or bug house is a lot of fun – try it!
Things you can use:
- corrugated cardboard
- small pots
- toilet paper rolls
- wood chips
- rolled up paper
- pieces of bark
- hollowed out branches, reads, or logs
Decide on your outside frame first, this could be a plant pot or an old bird box or wooden draw, or maybe a biscuit tin. Then enjoy organising your materials inside the container (put it on its side) until you are happy with the look of it.
Place your new bee/bug hotel somewhere in the shade in your garden – maybe near a hollowed-out log or by the fence.