Plants/Habitat

Native Bees have all kinds of different preferences when it comes to habitat. Some are happy to make use of old tree stumps and branches, others like soft, pithy reeds like dead lantana stems, while others burrow into sandy soils, mortar/cob, or build their nest inside hollow bamboo tubes. Stingless native bees nest together in their thousands in logs, and can also be kept in an artifical hive.

To attract native bees to your garden, give them lots of delicious nectar and pollen sources. You can see some recommendations about plants for bees here.

To create habitat for solitary bees, find a sheltered position and bundle together different reeds and bamboo. Drill holes of varying width and depth in wood. And create a sand and soil mortar mix to too. You don't have to do it all at once, you can just add to the bee habitat over time.

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