The Bugs And The Bees

Are bees predominantly social or solitary?

Most species (90% in the UK) of wasps and bees lead solitary lives.

In Spring many species lay eggs in tiny, safe places. Over Winter, some bees rear their young so they need winter flowering plants. Others hibernate and need piles of leaves and twigs, an undisturbed compost heap, or a bee hotel.

Donald was kind enough to bring in the bee hotel that he built from a kit he received for his birthday. He gave a detailed description of all the stages required to piece it all together.

Y5 are now going to build their own bug and bee hotels to place around the school grounds. Donald’s bee hotel has given us some ideas on what to include: lots of small holes and crevices into which the bees and bugs can crawl.

Thanks for the inspiration, Donald!