How to Make a Simple Mason Bee House Plans PDF
In this post we are going to share with you how to make a simple mason bee house plan. You may think that it’s difficult but don’t worry, I’m here to show you how easy it really is!
Let me tell you why making a simple mason bee house will save your life in case of emergency. First of all, there are many types of bees which live in the hive. There are honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, worker bees and queen bees. These different kinds of bees have their own specific tasks such as collecting nectar or pollen from flowers. Each type of bee has its own way of living in the hive. For example, honeybee lives inside the hive while bumblebee lives outside the hive. The most common kind of bee is called a “worker” bee. Worker bees do not live in the hive but they collect food from flowers. They work together with other workers to build the nest and raise young bees.
The next type of bee is called a “warrior”. Warrior bees live outside the hive and protect them from predators like wasps, ants, etc… They fight off attacks by predators so that other workers can survive.
The last type of bee is called a “queen”. The queen is the only bee that can lay eggs. Every hive has only one queen and she is the biggest and the longest of all bees. Watch out for her stinger! The queen’s job is to stay inside the hive and have babies.
Now you know some very interesting facts about bees! Now it’s time to learn how to make a simple mason bee hotel.
First of all, you need to get some bamboo. Cut several pieces of bamboo and drill several holes through them. The holes should be about 2 cm in diameter. Also, you need to drill one hole at the bottom, so that water can drain out of it. When you have finished doing this, you will have your first completed bee hotel!
Sources & references used in this article:
Creating a Solitary Bee Hotel by DA Golick, TJ Weissling – extensionpublications.unl.edu
Caveat Emptor: Do Products Sold to Help Bees and Pollinating Insects Actually Work? by K Alton, FLW Ratnieks – Bee World, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Category: Conservation how to by C Hanrahan – ofnc.wordpress.com
‘Bee hotels’ as tools for native pollinator conservation: a premature verdict? by JS MacIvor, L Packer – PloS one, 2015 – journals.plos.org