Posted: 08/04/2013 at 09:48
Inspired by all this talk of bees and bee nests I set to yesterday and made a bumblebee B&B. I used a pot that has had a huge chunk bitten out by the frost..dug a big hole...pushed the pot in and buried the back...put the broken off lip over as a shelter and another piece of broken pot as a shelter...it's in a spot where buff-tails have nested before (there was an old compost bin there...since moved)
I now read that bumble bee nests are rarely occupied (less than 3% according to a survey done by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust).
Had fun making it tho
The area is surrounded by ferns, astrantias, epimediums etc so it's a bit bare atm...it will look better when the plants come into growth. Maybe fairies will move in...more likely to be ants...