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can you imagine a world with out bees, honey and all the other things that bees contribute to our planet.
Dear Gardeners World, Your bee identifier pictures in the magazine do not match the bee identifier pictures on the conservation website. This is very confusing as I do not know which bee I have now seen. The differences are in the pictures for the Early bee, Bombus pratorum and the Red tailed-bee Bombus lapidarus. i.e. the magazine has the pratorum with one yellow band and you have on your website the same bee with two yellow bands. Best Wishes Urszula
I have a north facing garden , but the bees still seem to like it
fantastic, once again the grand children had fun making this with me. i have a friend who cuts the wood, and we do the rest. thank you.
Nice overview, but a few important details were left out. Site the nest somewhere that doesn't get much direct sunlight. Bumblebees don’t manage high temperatures well. Also, you should have at least two ventilation holes in the flowerpot, secured against ants with mosquito netting. I built my own flower pot bumblebee nest a while ago. More tips about increasing the chances of having a thriving bumblebee family move in, see


does this actually work? i mean do they know that its a home and go to it?
I'm a little concerned with this design, as the pipe will fill up with water when it rains and trap the bees inside. Like the U bend on a toilet, which prevents the sewerage smells entering your home.


I'm concerned at the photo showing dangerous practice in the use of an electric drill - one slip and he's drilling a hole through his sock into his ankle 


I'm not sure if anyone else has commented on the size of the hose/piping used, but on the bumblebee conservation website they say the internal diameter has to be at least 18mm. Otherwise, great instructions!

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