Noisy Neighbours !

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    At last our Bee hotel has residents! Loads of solitary bees are exploring, laying eggs and sealing them in to hatch out, pupate and exit ! 12 months in total . :clap2::clap2::clap2: image.jpg
     
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  2. Ralph-n-Bev

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    I've often thought about buying one of these. They have them in lidl now and again . Next time there in , I'm going to get one. I've got Buddleja and lavender In the back garden, and I know they love those.
     
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    Good luck, in my experience don't expect all of them to hatch out - disease and parasites will claim quite a few. This mean you will have to replace some of the straws/canes or drill them out. Great when it works though!
     
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    Amazing. A smorgasbord for you feathered friends.
     
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    I applaud your environmentalism....Whist quivering in horror inside. ..... Not good with flying insects, even though I know bees are a good thing!
     
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    we had cutter bees they take a chunk out of a leaf and roll it to form a cocoon for their eggs thyey bored into some spray foam i had blocking some pots on the wall
     
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    Brilliant idea! I should get around to having one too.
    Our garden's only 10 years old, but we back onto open countryside (for the moment), so it gets all sorts of wildlife: newts, toads, dragonflies, butterflies, lots of cutter bees and the odd (not so cute) muntjac deer, after my blackberries.
    Taking the kids to Oxburgh hall in a few weeks, to one of their 'Bee Weekends' - should be fun. :)
     
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