Just pruning a self seeded Leycestria formosa bush down. Always wanted to start off a bee hotel, and these 'tubes' seem to fit the bill. Anyone else tried them or thought of using them?
I've not used them, but here is a bit of information on the sizing:
Inside the shell of the bee house you stack dry logs or sections of untreated timber, up to about 7ins in length, into which you have drilled a selection of holes of varying diameters between 2mm and 10mm, but no bigger. (http://www.foxleas.com/bee_house.htm)
Could you use those of the correct length and size, plus some wood blocks you've drilled into, just to give variety and options to the bees?
The lengths vary from 4 to 9 inches that is 10cm to 23cm (after cutting just either sides of the nodes) and with smooth diameters varying between 4 & 9mm. Got well over 50 lovely fresh green solid woody tubes. Ya never know gunna give it a go, thanks.