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Bee Hotel........


Bee Hotel........

OH had this for Christmas, he was belighted..........and hoping the bees will make a beeline for it. lol



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:o) Very nice...

15 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Franny.......

15 Jan, 2012

 

Excellent. Be interesting to see if they use it.

15 Jan, 2012

 

I love these - nice :))))))))))))

15 Jan, 2012

 

Great idea :o)

15 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Cinders, Paul and TT...will let you know if they take up residence.

15 Jan, 2012

 

Hopefully yes D.D I made one from cement - and even breeze blocks with drill holes , also the engineering bricks for the bigger insects - probably even mice as it is on ground in sheltered corner

16 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely....a 5 star hotel for any passing bees. :o)

16 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Lab, Paul you have some very imaginative ideas.

17 Jan, 2012

 

fingers crossed for you - bees need all the help they can get!

19 Jan, 2012

 

They will come Dd. maybe not this year though, so be patient, but you might be suprised, if you find one of the holes plugged with mud by June time then you have residents! usually about six cells to a tube! I have a small colony of mason bees and i put out new tubes every year, they are a delight to watch.

19 Jan, 2012

 

oh, pix, please, Grandmage!

19 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

That is so posh Angela I hope you have loads of visitors ,they will love your flowers .........

19 Jan, 2012

 

Nice DD2, let's give our little creatures a good start this year. I have hang a bird house and feeder, and I'm now getting loads of Tits, Robins, Sparrows and Finches :-)

19 Jan, 2012

 

Hello Fran, if you look through my photos there are some pics on there but these bees are quite small and therefore difficult to photo, also I dont like to disturb them, i just let them get on and watch from a distance.

20 Jan, 2012

 

That's lovely Dotty - and you'll be able to see if it's used. We have a "ladybird house" but have no idea if there are any in there or not!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Thats beeutiful! Bees are a delight to watch in the garden.
My lavender border is usually covered with them during flowering. I have explained to my children that they are great insects to have in the garden and not to be afraid of them. Wasps on the other hand...... also very useful but can be a pain in the bum......or hand, arm, leg, etc!

20 Jan, 2012

 

thanks Grandmage, will look. know what you mean baout giving them their space; no point encouraging them back if they're going to be harrassed!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Hi dotty,I have had one of these for about two years.in summer I was amazed to see bees coming and blocking the holes up with what looked like mud.I presumed they had laid their eggs.I put mine at the top of my fence.they certain made use of it.amongst my photos there is a pic of mine in use. :)

21 Jan, 2012

 

Thats lovely DD, I'll watch out for updates in the summer to see if you have any residents :-)
We have a beekeeper on the allotments at the bottom of the garden, the mahonia was covered in them the other day, in January!!!!!, must remember to catch him this year to order some honey, missed out last year.

21 Jan, 2012

 

How fantastic, I do hope the Bees take up residence, it's very posh...:)))

21 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Criss OH was tickled tickled pink with it......Simbad how lovely to have a beekeeper so near, we buy so much honey but not local unfortunately.
Sue just found your pic, ours is on the arch which has many flowers surrounding it.
Geranium we have a lavender hedge which the bees love, I agree wasps do have their uses, usually trying to sting me!!
Louis we do need to do our bit for wildlife, glad you like it.
Sheila, a ladybird house sounds very interesting, we have so few in our garden these days.
Thanks Amy, Fran and GM.......will post pics when the visitors arrive.!!

22 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Dotty. We do have masses of ladybirds, but they seem to live in all sorts of other tucked-away places: it's always good to see them though.

23 Jan, 2012

 

im sure the hotel will ne buzzing with excitment Dotty haha

27 Jan, 2012

 

Wonder if they will use their nectar cards for there stay in your des res lol:)

20 Feb, 2012



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