Bee hotels are a great way to attract native bees to your garden, and the good news is, they are very easy to make. Most native bees are solitary – with each female building their own nest – so it’s important when thinking about the construction of your hotel you incorporate multiple ‘rooms’ of differing sizes.
A plethora of bee hotel examples can be found online. Just search for ‘bee hotel’ and you will be amazed by the variety and creativity of apiarian hoteliers out there.
BushBlitz has created a fun factsheet on how to make a bee hotel and tips on maintaining it. With four designs to choose from, including a PVC Palace and Mudbrick Mansion, there’s something for every discerning bee traveller.