2024 Project: Bee Hotel Renovation - February 2024
We've had a bee hotel (or Mason Bee House, if you will) for a number of years, but the past two it has been sort-of 'out of service'. It fell from the its perch and has been laying on the ground. For 2024, I'm going to push myself to renovate this thing. It needs a new bottom and some replacement bamboo pieces.
Why did I suddenly think of my Bee Hotel? Because the University of Illinois is (right now...) conducting a "Bee Hotel Project" where they're calling for people to donate their Bee Hotels to science. Check out the details here and sign-up to donate your Bee Hotel here.U of I researcher Timo Wayman (an Entomology graduate student at University of Illinois ) is looking to help better understand native bees.