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Project by Houtje posted 04-29-2010 04:12 PM 1690 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun project for the garden.
If you like to have wild bees in your garden than is this the solution.
They like to stay in small holes.
Pick up a piece of old barn wood, drill some holes,put some hollow twigs in it,
a nice roof of old roof gutter and your Bee Hotel is ready!!!
Injoy your it.





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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 04:28 PM

This is such a good idea, especially since the world population of bees is dying off. I have done a similar project by drilling holes in a post of non-treated wood and the bees loved it, coming back year after year, Your little house is so much more stylish!

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spaids

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 04:33 PM

ARRGGG All I see is DEATH in a BOX! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

But I do find your random pattern of holes somehow pleasing from an artistic perspective.

RUN! RUN! BEES! WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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jm82435

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 04:40 PM

With all those holes, I thought maybe someone was shooting at the birds… I have never seen a bee hive that looked like this. pretty elegant solution.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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BarbS

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 04:48 PM

Um… hollow twigs? Are you drilling all those? Or is it bamboo? Neat idea.

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Kristoffer

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 04:57 PM

Good idea. And it actually works? Not that I’m a fan of bees, but I know they play their part.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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Houtje

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 05:02 PM

These are twigs from a Elderberry tree. They are hollow.
You better can have bees than wasp in your garden….....

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dorran

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 05:08 PM

Nice. Beat the woodpeckers.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 04-29-2010 05:13 PM

Bee careful of the African Bee’s.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Zipsss

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#9 posted 04-29-2010 05:20 PM

Do wasps like the accommodations too?

-- Zipsss

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Houtje

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#10 posted 04-29-2010 06:02 PM

No wasp don’t like it….
I have put a sign on it no room left for wasp!!! :-)

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mafe

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#11 posted 04-29-2010 06:39 PM

It’s really a beauty, but I’m allergic to bee stings, so it will not ‘bee’ for ‘mee’...

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Pete_Jud

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#12 posted 04-29-2010 09:02 PM

These are for mason bees, I have several around the yard, as they are the early pollenators around here for my fruit trees. They will winter over in the holes, and pack themselfs in with mud.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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Houtje

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#13 posted 04-29-2010 09:39 PM

That’s right.. only I didn’t know the rightname in english.
But also wild bees.
This bee hotel hangs in my peartree.With other fruittrees around
Thanks for the information

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Rick

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#14 posted 04-30-2010 03:09 AM

Houtje:

Excellent Project! I actually like Bees. Might do something like this and put it somewhere near my Bat Motel!

jockmike2: Would your comment not be considered to be “Politically Incorrect”? Well …..the Bee’s probably don’t give a Do Do one way or the other …LOL… Oh! My dog ate that piece of paper so I guess we’ll never know the Plural for Female Mees’es. ;-}

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Jordan

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#15 posted 04-30-2010 04:55 PM

Good to know, thanks for the info and very nice job. I’ll definitely keep this in mind.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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