Insect hotel @ Babylonstoren, I want to see the garden that these bees pollinate!

Insect hotel @ Babylonstoren, I want to see the garden that these bees pollinate!

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination. #homesfornature #diy

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination. #homesfornature #diy

a garden home for beneficial insects!  Craftsman Built Insect Hotel Decorative Wood House by Olivier Le Queinec, via Dreamstime

a garden home for beneficial insects! Craftsman Built Insect Hotel Decorative Wood House by Olivier Le Queinec, via Dreamstime

Difference Between a Honey Bee and Wasp Yellow Jacket - Check out more barbecue tips and tricks at TexasBBQNinja.com

Difference Between a Honey Bee and Wasp Yellow Jacket - Check out more barbecue tips and tricks at TexasBBQNinja.com

Bees:  Building supplies for #bees, birds, butterflies, and ladybirds.

Bees: Building supplies for #bees, birds, butterflies, and ladybirds.

Why not encouraging more bees in your garden by creating a bee hotel? Thanks Julie Sutton for the picture!

Why not encouraging more bees in your garden by creating a bee hotel? Thanks Julie Sutton for the picture!

Keep mosquitoes away this summer with this DIY mosquito spray made of mouthwash, beer, and Epsom salt. Someone who tried this said this actually works well. Keep some in a spritz bottle under a chair or table for reapplications.

Keep mosquitoes away this summer with this DIY mosquito spray made of mouthwash, beer, and Epsom salt. Someone who tried this said this actually works well. Keep some in a spritz bottle under a chair or table for reapplications.

image from buzzy bee girl  (a great blog about bees) Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees.  Without bees and other pollinators, every gardener knows that plants just won’t do what they are meant to.   This summer, I noticed in my own garden the proliferation of squash blossoms that never became zucchini and pumpkins, …

Encouraging Native Bees with Insect Walls

image from buzzy bee girl (a great blog about bees) Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees. Without bees and other pollinators, every gardener knows that plants just won’t do what they are meant to. This summer, I noticed in my own garden the proliferation of squash blossoms that never became zucchini and pumpkins, …

Make your yard bee-friendly with this simple DIY project for a bee hotel in your garden. | Rodale Wellness

Make your yard bee-friendly with this simple DIY project for a bee hotel in your garden. | Rodale Wellness

Add an insect house to your garden to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects.  Make your own but ensure it has a waterproof roof, or invest in a bespoke bee hotel such as the Big Insect Biome, £59.99 (wildlifeworld.co.uk).

How to attract bees to your garden

Add an insect house to your garden to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects. Make your own but ensure it has a waterproof roof, or invest in a bespoke bee hotel such as the Big Insect Biome, £59.99 (wildlifeworld.co.uk).

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