Bumble Bee Hotel

Draw the bees into your garden this season when you make this eye-catching hanging bee hotel.

Bumble Bee Hotel

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

45 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Build your flowerpot. Turn it on its side, making sure that the larger side with the tabs sticking out is at the top.
  2. Paint on your chosen bee design. You can create your own bee design if you like. Once dry, apply a coat of varnish.
  3. Once dry, cut four pieces of string to 25cm each. Tie each one around the tabs on each four corners on the top. Tie the other end of the four pieces of string together in a big knot.
  4. Place the bamboo straws inside the box. Then varnish the wood that is still exposed on the inside.
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Top Tip

Keep in mind where you want to hang your bee hotel in your garden when you are cutting the length of the string – you may want to cut the string longer if you have a higher branch.