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Save the bees from extinction! You CAN do it.
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Honey bees are disappearing fast and almost everyone knows it. Most people do not realize that all the other types are disappearing too. And colony collapse disorder is hard to blame when most bees are solitary!
  • Thats right, most types of bees live alone.
  • One big reason that they are disappearing is habitat loss.
  • This instructable suggests ways to provide solitary bees with brood space and overnight shelter in an attempt to replace some of that lost habitat.

Save the bees from extinction! You CAN do it.
Save the bees from extinction! You CAN do it.

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external image pixel.gifThis is my latest bee block. It was completed August 6th and still needs to dry out. The top portion has old raspberry canes. Some has already been used by bees but I find they only go 3 or 4 inches (up to 10 cm) deep. I included these pieces and cut the bottoms off and included them too. Hopefully next spring or later this year, the bees will start using these ones too.
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external image pixel.gifThis is a temporary "hat" until I think of something better.
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step 1
Cob and rods and stems and things

  • I have worked on since spring is to make blocks of cob (sand clay water and straw mixed to a gooey constituency and let dry. What I did was to get various different sizes of metal rod and push them into a block of wet cob and then let it dry for a couple of days. Before it is completely dry, I take out the rods and this left holes for the bees. I show a couple of th…
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step 2
Cob and bars and stems

  • I layer the bars and stems in the cob and try to pack as many sizes and types of stems as possible. So I use dill, weed stems, cicily stems, grape vines, and brassica stems that have gone to seed. Anything hollow or with a pithy middle.
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step 3
Shelter, brood and success!

  • I attach some pictures of different types of bees that enter the holes in the cob and that enter the stems. I made one ugly cob and stem block last week and the bees are starting to use it now. There are about 5 types of bees using the cob blocks. The wasp mimic uses it for shelter at night, a bee about the size of the orchard masons uses it for brood. A green bee seems…
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step 4
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