DIY: Build an insect hotel: How to create new habitat for bees

It is no longer a secret that bee populations are decreasing.

DIY: Build an insect hotel: How to create new habitat for bees

It is no longer a secret that bee populations are decreasing. Part of the reason for this is their dwindling habitat in which they can spread, such as trees and shrubs, perennials and flowers. This makes it all the more important to create new hibernation and nesting opportunities for the insects. In this way, you not only make an important contribution to preserving our ecosystem, but you can also derive your own benefit from it.

According to Oliver Fink from the Association of German Nurseries (BdB) e.V., bees not only look for food in the summer when most flowers are blooming - the insects also look for food in spring and autumn. "They need more than wildflowers to really fill them up. Only a mix of different plants provides enough nectar and pollen for the hard-working pollinators," explains the master gardener. “As pollinators, bees are immensely important to all of us and it is high time that we humans support them.”

If you have a garden or a small balcony, you can help plant more food sources for bees by planting certain flowers, shrubs and trees. Here some examples:

The insect hotel offers another option for setting up even more wintering and nesting opportunities in your home garden. The artificially created area has enjoyed growing popularity since the 1990s: the effort is low, but the insect protection is extremely effective. This is partly because the materials used in them not only provide a home for wild bees and bumblebees, but also parasitic wasps, wasps, diggers, wasps, lacewings and earwigs.

If you have decided to build an insect hotel, you should definitely pay attention to the following tips - otherwise there is a great risk that the artificially created nesting aids will not be accepted. Or worse: the brood doesn't survive the winter. With the following tips you will be well prepared:

Quelle: Presseportal

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