Thursday, 6 January 2011

Look What I Got!


Look what I was given for Christmas!

A bee house for my back yard in Preston. How lovely.

This one advises me on the label that " This beehouse offers a perfect nesting accommodation to several species" and "A female bee makes in one hollow bamboo stick several cells with one egg and a mixture of pollen and nectar to feed the larf" (it's a text in 4 languages).

Now that I have two bee houses to be located in my back yard I'm expecting the population of solitary bees in Lancashire to rise significantly this following year (although i'm not sure i want to attract so many that it becomes a game of whits every time i try to hang the washing out, or the sheer number of them block out the sun).

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