A few days ago some of the bumblebees in my garden began acting weird. I was playing with my daughter outside in the garden when I spotted this fellow trying to walk across the lawn instead of flying: [media id=11 width=400 height=320] That seemed odd to me so I jumped over the fence into the
Last year I tried to attract bumble bees to my garden to help with pollination, but with no luck. This year they’re here, and the only thing I did was to rotovate the lawn to create a vegetable garden. Apparently they like the soil around the edges of the garden. They have picked a great
Unfortunately for me no bumble bees came this year to nest in my homebuilt 5 star bee hotel. The glue that I used for the roof to glue the two pieces of wood together did not withstand the weather, so I turned to plastic cable binders (again) to keep the roof in place. It must
It was supposed to be easy. Build a wooden box, put it up in the garden, and the bumble bees will move in to pollinate your plants on a daily basis. Well they haven’t arrived yet. I’m still crossing my fingers though. Or maybe I came too close with lawnmower. I made the mistake of
Bumble Bees are responsible for pollinating our tomatoes, so why not give them a helping hand by providing a nice office in the backyard? There are two compartments inside this design, divided by a piece of wood with a hole in it, so the bees are able to crawl from one room to the other.