Posted: 26/04/2015 at 13:28
We have bumblebees nesting in the ground, in old mouse holes and in clumps of grass. They also like old bird boxes. We did not bother to create special bumblebee boxes.
However, my husband made several 'bee hotels' last year from scrap wood, filled them with cut up bamboo and bark. Brilliant. We had lots of fun watching them being explored by solitary bees of all types which subsequently nested. This year we have had an explosion in the population of solitary bees, mining bees and other types. I love it!