Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:58
We have one facing almost due South, been there since last year and it is one of the really thick ones made of a hollowed out log so, unlike many of them, you don't have to bring it into a protected environment in the winter to ensure any larvae don't freeze.
We get two very distinct populations, early in the summer the cells are sealed with mud and later we move onto ones sealed with leaves. If I didn't cook in the sunshine due to my being a redhead, I'd sit and watch for hours. We have loads of bees in the garden this year and this makes me very happy.