Project ideas

Bee house

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc.

Further to my recent post about bees. I found this bamboo bee house project on the Martha Stewart site.

According to the Australian Native Bee Research Centre, gardeners can provide an artificial nest site for solitary native bees by hanging a bundle of bamboo canes in a tree.

So maybe this is a way to welcome some bees to my balcony garden.

Image courtesy of British Land

In England they go into bee and insect hotels in a big way. Beyond the Hive was run by the City of London and pitted architectural firms against each other to design the best five star hotel for insects.

The five short-listed designs were build in public parks.

This is my favourite – The Bumblebee City Nesters.