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Bee Hotel By Melanie von Orlow

Bee Hotel by Melanie von Orlow

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Solitary bugs need our help. Creating nests for them is an easy way to support and nurture the insect population, and at the same time bring diversity and wildlife to your garden. This book contains easy-to-follow instructions to make 30 homes, from a simple hostel to an elaborate luxury hotel.

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Bee Hotel: All you need to know in one concise manual by Melanie von Orlow

Solitary bees and bugs need our help, not just on a global level but in every back garden, courtyard and balcony. Creating little homes for them to lay their eggs in is a really easy way to make a help the insect population, and at the same time bring diversity, wildlife and plant propagation to your outdoor spaces. This book is full of helpful hints, tips and projects on how to fill your garden with happy bees and beneficial insects.

About Melanie von Orlow

Dr Melanie von Orlow was born in Germany, and studied biochemistry and biology in Berlin. She now works as a freelance biologist in Berlin, capturing bee swarms and providing relocation and advisory services. She maintains a small honey farm in north Berlin where she runs courses for the next generation of beekeepers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Tips for an insect-friendly garden

Masons, decorators, carpenters

Solitary wasps: always on the hunt

Hotels for Solitary Bugs 13

Hotel in a bucket

Reed hut

Nesting stone

Swedish shelf sculpture

Rustic tree house 1

Rustic tree house 2

Rustic tree house 3

New from old

Hotel Wood Block

Villa with balcony

Brick hut

Take a peek

Look who's here

Mud hut

Winemaker's house

Borders for bees

High rise hotel

Romantic country hotel

Swedish cabin

Weatherproof hotel

Traditional grand hotel

Guest house for diggers

Rock garden for diggers

Wooden Sculpture

Hotels for Large Families

Bumblebees and hornets

Bumblebee castle

Hornet hostel

Hotels for Beneficial Bugs

Green lacewings, ladybirds & Co

Earwig paradise

Green lacewing box

Ladybird hotel

Butterfly shelter

Useful suppliers


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Bee Hotel: All you need to know in one concise manual by Melanie von Orlow
Haynes Publishing Group
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