Make a colourful home for your garden bees!

Britain has around 200 species of solitary bees; these differ from bumblebees in that they build single nest cells for their larvae. Some species nest in tunnels in sandy banks or old bricks; others use hollow stems of dead plants or old wood to create their nests. Using a few recycled materials, you can make use of recycled materials to create their own bee hotels, providing spaces for solitary bees to nest.

Build a bee hotel

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

We aim to use as much natural and recycled materials in all of our activities. To make your brilliant bee hotel, you’ll need:

  • Three clean tin cans
  • Bamboo canes
  • Non-toxic PVA glue
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Two thin pieces of wood for the roof
  • A thin square piece of wood for the back of the hotel

LOOKING FOR MORE CRAFT IDEAS?

Why not head back over to our activities page, where you’ll be able to access a range of activities for you to enjoy.

From bug hotels to bird feeders and recycled gorilla masks, all of our activities use freely available – or recycled – materials and are suitable for children of all ages.

Have you ordered your ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge?

If you’ve completed this activity, you can show your support for WWF by ordering your very own ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.

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