When bees and bugs get tired, they need a place to put all six of their feet up, lay some eggs and recharge their fuzzy little batteries.
With humans taking up a lot of the space bugs used to have to set up a home, people are beginning to make garden habitats for them instead.
While it’s good for bugs, it’s great for the yard, too. If you’re hospitable to bees and beneficial insects, they’ll repay you by pollinating your plants and leaving you with a lovely garden.
Not to mention, bug hotels make an eye-catching decoration you can hang from a tree or fence.
Mark and cut a 2400 x 115 x 18mm length of meranti timber into six equal pieces. Using a mitresaw, cut the ends of the timber pieces at 60°, making sure they measure 250mm from end to end.