I have been looking for quite a long time to see if I could find an addition to the little garden home that has brought me so much pleasure and entertainment since it was attached onto my small shed. I thought about having a go at reproducing my own version but fate was kind to me and presented me with a very practical, durable and economical answer the other day – a pyramid insect dwelling.
Pyramid insect dwelling place
The Leaf-cutter bees have been back cleaning up the tubes of bamboo in the original insect house for a week or so. The protracted Winter weather had battered and bashed my original little insect house so much that after discussion we decided to take it down, do a quick repair and splash a little wood preserver on the top and sides. The bees were furiously buzzing around the holes and those that were away collecting leaf circles returned laden and very puzzled as to where their house had disappeared to. After a short while we placed the old insect house on the right-hand side nearest the fence and the new one was positioned where the old one had stood for the past four years.
The bees soon settled down carrying on with their mission but quite unexpectedly one of the larger bees and a couple of others broke away and began to take up residence in the new pyramid home. Now both insect houses are being filled …
The new and the old – home of the Leaf-cutter bees