Tips to provide protected nesting sites for Native Bees

Protecting and Providing Nesting for Native Bees and Wasps

There are products on the market to provide cheap, renewable bee hotels for our native bees and wasps.

Here are a few things to help your bees be at home.

  • Leave open ground (no mulch) with sandy soil for ground
  • Keep a wood pile where borers can nest
  • Protect ground dwellings with chicken wire.

I leave open ground for ground dwelling bees,  and now after a longer than I’d like battle with vermin, I also have holes for said bees to find.

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