Hai there! Just wanted to ask for second opinion. Anybody here ever build a bee house before? I am thinking of building one at the back of my house. Read about it. But still a bit confuse. It is advisable to build the house from breathable material. Can I use Bamboo? Or should I use real wood? A little help would be wonderful!
I think you should do your best to mimic the kind of homes nativebees in your area might find. Many of them overwinter in plant stems, so bamboo sounds like a good material, if it is not varnished or treated with chemicals. Might as well try it out for this year and see if you get any tenants.
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As the graphic warns about parasites, I think it would be best to spread out tubes or whatever hole-containing materials you use, rather than have a lot of them concentrated in one place. This would minimize the spread of parasites and diseases. A block of wood with a few holes, or a small bundle of bamboo, would probably be fine.