After taking part in the petition against pesticides which harm our bees, I decided it was time to take some practical action. Inspired by this craftster's blog post I decided to make my own bee house for them to nest in over the summer. I don't have any logs or lumps of wood hanging around, so I did a quick seach for homes which would use the supplies I do have - bamboo sticks, both the the bbc and the RHS society have great ideas. It seems the main things are:
So with this in mind, here's my take on making a home for wild bees in your garden... I'll keep you posted on any bee activity I see!