BUILD A BEE HOUSE
Making solitary bee homes for your garden is easy. Bee homes you can make include:
The Shack: Popular with reed bees. Gather some dried sticks with pithy or hollow centres like hydrangeas, sugar cane or bamboo. Simply tie them together and hang them from a tree.
The House: Resin bees love these homes. Using different sized drills, make several holes in a hardwood block about 10cm deep. Keep undercover or give it a roof and wait to see the telltale plugs where an egg has been laid.
The Apartment: Blue-banded bees love to nest near their friends in a bee apartment. Using a few concrete besser blocks from your local hardware store, fill them with a light clay and make a few small holes with your fingers before leaving the clay to dry. Try to make at least three blocks and stack them to make your bee apartment.