Today has been a super nice day, it was really warm and sunny all day and hopefully tomorrow will be the same!
Me and Nick spent most of it hiding away in the house lol we prefer to look at the nice weather rather than be out in it, I burn quite easily and I hate being really hot, however, we did go out in the garden quite frequently throughout the day today because up on my decking we have a small insect house, its been up for a couple of years but the bees didn’t really start using it until last year.
The bee house is full of hollow bamboo canes, and underneath is a little area for ladybirds, but we haven’t had any ladybirds move in.
When the bees move in they lay their eggs and then seal the hole, last year we had about 19 holes sealed, this year we are already at 16 sealed holes and there are more bees using it than ever! in fact there are so many trying to use it that there isn’t enough space for them all so I’ve bought another from amazon, this new one is a lot bigger and is purely for the bees!
It’s pretty cool watching them use it as well, we stood on our decking not far from it and watched them coming and going for ages, they just completely ignored us and went about their business, we are pretty sure the ones that are using it now are the ones that hatched because last year it took a while for them to start using it, this year though they have used it straight away!
That was our bee house last June, there are 16 holes filled and the eggs hatched this spring I think, we thought it took a week but we watched it for ages and nothing happened, then my mom noticed that there were a lot of bees around it the other day and that the sealed holes were now open!
This is our bee house this year! I took this pic today and there were at least 3 bees in it when I took it, all the others were out collecting bits to fill their holes! I shall post an update in about a week but me and Nick are pretty convinced that all of the holes are being used! =D
I’m now trying to figure out what sort of flowers and stuff bees like the best, any suggestions guys? let me know =D
Hope you all enjoyed this post!
See you tomorrow.