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How do I attract bees to my nice n cosy bee hotel?

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  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    I've just put some dwarf buddleia by mine and home for the best
  • gary 803gary 803 Posts: 55
    thanks

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Make sure it's facing the sun and not in shade 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,877
    As Marc says give them as much sun as possible and make sure there's suitable nesting material nearby. You won't just get bees but also solitary wasps as well hopefully.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • gary 803gary 803 Posts: 55
    thanks

  • Nick_MannNick_Mann SomersetPosts: 13
    ...also needs to be at least 1m orf the ground... 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470
    No one told the bees nesting under a brick by the Philadelphus.   We also have tree bees in  a birds nesting box.
  • Janet86Janet86 Posts: 3
    i started with a bee house on a south facing wall last spring and now I have 4 nearly all full, the first one i put up didnt really start to fill up until late April/May and when nothing had happened by early April I thought  they had died then we had those 2 hot weeks and boom they were out and mating and moving on to the next house so off to Aldi to buy another one at the weekend. How does it get better than that?
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Janet86 said:
    i started with a bee house on a south facing wall last spring and now I have 4 nearly all full, the first one i put up didnt really start to fill up until late April/May and when nothing had happened by early April I thought  they had died then we had those 2 hot weeks and boom they were out and mating and moving on to the next house so off to Aldi to buy another one at the weekend. How does it get better than that?
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  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    After five years my drilled logs are now full of bee nests. It took them ages to find and get comfortable with it.
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