Bee House 'Hive'
Vaarious bees prefer different sized holes. Masonry bees for example, will choose the holes with a diameter of 3 - 7mm while Hylaeus will occupy the ones with a diameter of 2 - 4 mm. A female bee creates cells in a deep narrow wooden hole with a supply of pollen and nectar and for the larvae. Wild bees seal their tubes with loam.
There are several things to consider when choosing a location for the beehouse. Choose a sunny location with protection from wind and rain. Warmth is important for the offspring. Attach the insect hotel at a height of 1,5 to 2m, facing north. Make sure the entrances on the front side can be easily seen by the insects. Native plants, herbs, blossoming flowers, shrubs and trees nearby will ensure a fully booked bee house, and provide the food for the insects.