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Make a Solitary Bee Happy and Make a Bee Hotel

Need a fun project to do with the kids? Why not make a Bee Hotel?

These are interesting structures that give wild bees a place to nest. While honeybees make honey, there are many types of beneficial bees that do not.

Most bees in fact do not live communally and are known as solitary bees.

Honeybees in fact are not native to the USA and we’re brought by Europeans about 400 years ago.

Wild bees on the other hand are native and have been in the US for thousands of years.

Wild bees are crucial pollinators but with development and pesticide overuse have lost their habitats.

Bee hotels help bridge the gap, providing these beneficial bees with a safe place to nest.

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