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Very fun project @addy1 !

The one thing I've heard is you should somehow mark the ends of the tubes so they all look a bit different. Mine looks like the ends were scorched a bit so they all have a different black burn pattern. It makes it easier for the bees to pick out their spot when they return. It's like trying to find a house in a subdivision when all the houses look the same! @Burd yours are all different sizes and shapes which is another option.
 

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Here’s the small pot on this plant I brought in. It was down in the other plant that died off . I didn’t see it when the other plants were there
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The box on that bee house says, butterfly’s, bees, lacewings, and ladybugs.
 
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I’m going to remove the red pc that’s slotted, and the sawdust. Not sure what the sawdust is for. And what is the pine one for?
Bottom section has a pine cone in behind the screen.
 
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The box on that bee house says, butterfly’s, bees, lacewings, and ladybugs.
So it's like a little diverse community dwelling! haha! I wonder if all those insect types would even live in such close proximity.
 

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I never saw a Butterfly, lady bug or lacewing. there is some kind of bug on it there, look in the pic.
 

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The new Bee House it filling up. Funny, the other one I had up last year, they won't use now
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The very top one is prob Like a corner football square, lol. It was taken first.
 

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The bees don’t bother you, they actually do t like you watching them. Lol
 

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Here’s one in the sun
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The bees don’t bother you, they actually do t like you watching them. Lol
The native bees are easy to watch.
We go over to our hives to just watch the bees and recently every time we have, one or two have flown out and started to guard us. A few have flown over and bang................stung us. Crazy bees.
 

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There’s roughly 20 tubes filled since I hung it up. And today I saw a few smaller bees going into tubes on the first house I put up last year.
 
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I have 2 bee hotels up, both are being used, lots of tubes filled. The only bees I see working are little black and white striped ones about 1/2" long. They are shy and leave as soon as I approach. I got the hotels at Dollar General for $5 ea. In their little garden dept. Burd, great pics!
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The Bees have been busy, heees so far on both, has anyone else hung anupy up?
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