Gardening for bees: Tip 6

Make a bug hotel

Bug hotels, bog gardens and compost heaps all provide shelter and nesting sites for insects – and you don’t need to spend any money. If you haven’t got time to create your own bug hotel, simply put a pile of sticks and leaves in an undisturbed corner, or a bank of soil in a north-facing spot could become home to overwintering solitary bees.