In order to encourage the growth of bees at our garden, this year we are creating our own hives. Or rather, the holes for the hives. In December, we went out to the garden and dug out 3 holes big enough for 3 upside down flower pots. We then covered the pots with soil, leaving the hole of the bottom of the pot uncovered. The idea is that, come spring, ground bees will come looking for a new place to build their new nests. If we are fortunate we will get a hive or two.
The idea for attracting bees came from This article. We also want to plant flowers that attract bees. Hollyhocks and lavender are just a few flowers that bees really like. We already have a lavender bush.
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