Feed your bees! Flowers in different colours & shapes – exotics & local natives – something in flower all the time!
Ask your local community or council nursery about local plants for local fauna – very important to maintain plant host relationships for pollinators!
Download ‘Bee Friendly’ (resources and links page) for bee attracting plants
The closer your hotel to flowers, the less flight time required to collect pollen & nectar for the brood & the more eggs can be laid! More bees!
Leave some bare earth & dead wood for nesting.
Chemicals and pesticides can kill bees – BEE friendly!
Once the young emerge they will not reuse that cavity, so replace the content with bamboo, curled bark, pithy stems or drilled rounds for new uptake.
Different species seek different size holes – provide a range of 2-9 mm holes.
Make another hotel – salvaged untreated recycled hardwood is ideal. Build a box or reclaim a small drawer – get creative!