Monday Make A – Creating a Bee House

April 12, 2010 at 9:47 am (Beltane, Children, Crafts, Flowers, Garden, Kids, Monday, pagan, Witch, Witchlets)

Creating a Bee House
Found at Proud to be Pagan

Besides bees that nest in hives of thousands, some bees prefer to live alone. Bumble bees and carpenter bees are just two examples of bees which love to nest in holes. You can help these wonderful pollinating creatures by building an easy bee house.
You will need:

  • block of wood 6x6x6 inches
  • a drill with a 3/16 inch bit
  • an eye screw
  • some string

You will need an adult to help you with the drilling. Drill about 12 holes in random places on one side of the block 5 inches deep. These will be the individual bee houses. Be sure that the holes are drilled at just a slight upward angle to prevent the rain from coming in. Screw the eye screw into the very center of the top of the bee house and tie a piece of short heavy string to it. Hang your bee house in a tree where you think the bees would be safe from the elements. As the wood ages it will turn a nice gray color and blend in with the surroundings. Your bees will return again and again to visit your house and stay around to pollinate your gardens.

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1 Comment

  1. John Margraf said,

    Well this is extremely interesting indeed. Would really like to read just a little much more of this. Excellent post. Thanks for the heads-up…This blog was really informative and knowledgeable…

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