How to make a bug box - placing the bug box in its final location

How to make a bug box

Follow our step-by-step guide to making a home for mini-beasts and beneficial insects, or Bug Box.

A wildlife habitat box, or bug box, for mini-beasts and other beneficial insects, is fun, easy and costs almost nothing to make – you may even already have the materials to make the box lying around in your shed or garden.

It’s a great project to do with kids, too, helping to teach them about habitats and conservation. You could go large, but even in a small box like this there’s enough nooks and crannies that make the ideal habitat for insects and spiders to shelter and hibernate. They’re especially good for hibernating wasps, lacewings, ladybirds and woodlice.

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