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Cassie Langstraat
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I came across this photo on Pinterest and the caption was just "bug house".... So vague. It didn't take me to any website about it or anything so I'm kind of curious. Do you guys know what this is? I mean it obviously looks like it has some places for bees or something.. But what other bugs is it apparently housing? Haha do any of you have bug houses?
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I mostly maintain bug houses for parasitic wasps or native bees. I tend to call them "bee boards". Some of my bug houses:

Diversity board made for very large to very small bugs.


A bundle of hollow rose stems.


A board sized to the liking of one particular type of solitary bee.


The other type of bug house I maintain is small patches of non-vegetated ground for use by the ground nesting bees.

 
Cassie Langstraat
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Yeah! I figured most of the housing in this "bug house" was dedicated to bees but I am curious if there are other bugs residing in there!
 
Richard Gorny
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That's one of my bug houses. It mostly hosts mason bees, predatory wasps, hover flies, flower flies, plenty of spiders and some ground beetles. In winter, it is full of lady bugs.
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