Make a Bee Hotel

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Where do bees go on vacation? The bee-ch! It’s pollinator season, and our hardworking friends have been keeping busy. After a big day of pollinating far and wide, they’ll need a place to relax… so why not treat them to something special? For today’s Eco-Activity, we’re making a bee hotel!

For today’s Eco-Activity, we’re creating a mini nature reserve for all those helpful creepy crawlers living in your yard, on your balcony, or outside your building.

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1. Prepare your container

• Make sure your container is clean and dry.

• If it has a lid or spout, ask an adult to help cut off the top part.

• Decorate the outside of your container. You could paint it, cover it in construction paper and stickers… anything you’d like!

2. Craft the bee tubes

• Cut your paper into strips that are as wide as your container is deep, and long enough to wrap around your pencil at least 5 times.

• Wrap one paper around your pencil to make a tube. You can use some tape to help it keep its shape. When you take it off the pencil, it should look like a big, thick straw.

• Continue to make tubes until you can fill most of your container with them.

3. Make your bee hotel

• Place the tubes inside your hotel. If you don’t have enough tubes to fill it, you can place twigs in any empty spaces.

• Cut two pieces of string. They should each be long enough to wrap around your hotel twice, with enough left over for you to tie around a branch.

• Wrap and tie one of your strings around the top of your hotel. Do the same with the second one at the bottom. You can add a little glue if you want to make them extra secure.

• Find a nice sunny place for your hotel. Hang it up horizontally so the opening is facing you.

Now, you wait for bee visitors. You might get a few special guests before you know it! 

We want to see your Bee Hotel! Share it with us on social media or send a photo to 
membership@earthrangers.com!


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