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Now that you’ve been introduced to what a bee hotel is (and, for the crafters among you, how pretty they can be), aren’t you a leetle interested in making your own? There are many, many ways to create a bee hotel, so don’t be afraid to get creative and see what works best! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make one type. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever heard of a bee hotel? I hadn’t either. Don’t bees live in colonies, with a queen, and they dance around and tell each other where to find the good nectar?
Turns out that meany bees actually don’t live in hives, instead creating their own (solitary) nests. Females oviposit a single egg in each compartment, and then plug it up so that the baby can gestate peacefully. Bees and other insects also use the compartments to hibernate, or just take shelter.