We made bee houses for solitary bees. We sawed a base, then we sawed a back, then we sawed the roof, then we sawed the two sides. We made the roof stick out to stop rain getting in. We nailed them together.
Then we filled it with bee nesting tubes.
Then we put it up about 1.5m high in a sunny place, facing south. Hopefully some solitary bees will come in and lay eggs in there!
We also made a bee drinking point. We found a plant pot tray and we washed it and we found lots of stones and washed them. We put the stones in the tray and filled the tray up with water and put it in a sunny place. The bees can sit on the stones and drink. If they fall in they will be able to climb out.
We’ve planted lots of flowers that bees like, like sunflowers, cosmos, lavender, cornflowers and snapdragons.
Bees are important because they pollinate flowers which means new plants can grow. We need them to pollinate food crops. Without bees there wouldn’t be as many flowers and plants or as much food.
You can help bees too!