The bees are in trouble. Toxic chemicals, diseases, and a decrease in suitable habitat threaten their existence more and more. There are many types of bees, of which the honey bee is the most well-known. But did you know there are many other species that live in solitary? They don't have a beehive and live in their own little hole in a piece of wood, stone, or earth. Depending on their size, they want tunnels between 3 and 10mm in diameter, with a length up to 150mm. They use it throughout the seasons: hibernation in winter, shelter in autumn, nursery in summer and spring.
Bees are essential for a healthy world. They keep the flora diverse and they increase the size and number of fruit and vegetable harvests. Completely harmless to humans, these happy little buzzers make the world a better place.Will you give them some shelter, and play your part in a better world?
Hang it up a few mm away from the wall, so it slants slightly in a downward angle. This way, any rain will flow out rather than in.
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