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A Project on the List

August 3rd, 2017

I have a whole host of old bee hive boxes in the top of the garage. They’re old, they were infested with wax moths, mice, and other insects. We don’t need them for hives, so we have been trying to figure out what to do with them. A few of them are going to be turned into broody houses for ducks and chickens. Last week and idea hit me, turn them into native pollinator houses. I remember seeing this lovely one when we were in Sweden last fall.

I also spotted this one on a garden tour a few weeks ago.

I’m going to divide the bee boxes into four sections then fill each with a different material. This is actually going to be a project that a friend and I are doing with her daughters. We’re collecting pine cones, sticks, and other items to fill the sections with. Hopefully we will be able to create beautiful homes for native pollinating insects.

Do you have any garden projects lined up for the coming weeks?

3 Comments to “A Project on the List”
  1. Brenda on August 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    We call them bug hotels 🙂

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on August 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    That is so cool! I am definitely copying your plan :) Thanks!

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  3. Nebraska Dave on August 4, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Susy, I do remember you posting about them some time ago. My projects are not so creative. I’m just trying to stay ahead of the weeds this year. That’s a good thing though as I’ve made big progress on keeping the weeds relatively under control. My latest project is to figure out a way to help with automatic watering of my backyard garden. I haven’t quite figured it out yet but it keeps the inventive juices flowing. I have discovered several things that don’t work. :-)

    Have a great project on the list pollinator house building day.

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