Solitary Native Bee Home

Looking to attract more solitary native bees to your garden. Look no further than that can you were about to throw into the recycling bin!

Step 1: Remove the label and wash the can so that it is nice and clean.

Step 2: Chop twigs so that they fit snugly into the can (lantana, tiger grass, umbrella tree stems and bamboo are all good alternatives).

Step 3: Once the can is tightly packed, firmly secure the can horizontally in a tree at about 1.5m off the ground in a protected spot.

Step 4: Wait for the bees to move in. It might take months, weeks or days but one day you will look in there to find some happy insects.

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