Making a Bee Hotel

As a little weekend project I decided to build a solitary bee house. I was inspired by a twitter post by eco living advocate and bee enthusiast, Brigit Strawbridge (#BeeStrawbridge). She posted a video of mason bees using her bee hotel last April and it looked like it would be very easy to make and hopefully help some bees.

Bee hotel

I started out with an old drawer which I’d had hanging around. It was probably a bit of a mistake to use it as it gave me nothing but problems. Yet using perhaps the bluntest saw known to man, I began my massacre of the said drawer.

Bee hotel

After some hours and a lot of swearing and cursing I ended up with something, if not of beauty, of function and perhaps a rustic charm.

Bee hotel

About James

I am a keen forager, gardener, cook and metal detectorist. I enjoy growing my own veg, using my smoker, foraging for all manner of flora and fungi and just love getting out in the wild.
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