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on 30 May 2015
I have to say that I was really dubious about the idea of a bee hotel. My neighbour had one, and she said that in the several years it had been in her garden, she'd never seen a bee in it. Undeterred, when we moved house, I decided to have a wildlife friendly garden, and bought one of these, a bird nest box, and a load of bird feeders.
The metal roof appealed to me as the old bird house had rotted, so I'm hopeful that a metal roof will weather the elements a bit better.
The loop which is attached for hanging purposes fits a cup hook nicely, so I drilled a hole in a fence post, screwed in a hook and hung it from that.
I'm going to agree with a few of the other reviewers who've said that the bamboo sticks are not overly well attached, but having read up on bee hotels, they do recommend that you change the bamboo periodically, so maybe they're loose to allow for that? I've not had any fall out, but it does seem like they've just been idly chucked into the frame.
I'm really pleased with it so far. Even more pleased to see the bees are using it too!