Create a small home
While honeybees live in bee hives, wild bees build individual nests to raise their young. We can provide them with a special place built just for this purpose. For example, hollow “nest stalks” made of bamboo or reed are suitable for some types of wild bees. It is essential to smooth out the ends (with sandpaper, for instance), so that the bees cannot injure themselves on sharp edges or splitters when entering the nest.
It is also important to ensure that the stalk does not crumple and that the openings are large enough for little bees. For ground-nesting bees a box or dish with loose sand and no plants is a good idea. Wild bees prefer nesting places in direct sunlight.