This simple project from Cuprinol will help you to do your bit to help any gardener's best friend - the humble bee!
You will need:
1 x 5L 5 Year Ducksback Silver Copse™
1 x rough sawn wood pallet
1 x hand saw
3 x flat head nails
Sandpaper / flexible sanding pad
2 x 2” paint brush
Collection of straw, pine cones, hessian, jute, natural dried grasses, cut bamboo etc.
Fine mesh chicken wire
8-10 metal pins
Fixing bracket, drill and screws
1. Saw off the end of the pallet using a hand saw.
2. Lever off one of the planks from the discarded pallet and nail to the back of the cut section creating an open fronted box with 2 long slots.
3. Lightly sand the pallet and paint with 2 coats of 5L 5 Year Ducksback Silver Copse™. Make sure you dust off after sanding with a clean brush. Allow to dry.
4. Once dry, fill each slot with natural materials.
5. Cut a length of chicken wire to cover the open front and hammer in small staples to keep in place. Trim to size.
6. Fix bracket to the back, hang off a fence and wait for the bugs to set up home in their new bug hotel.
Tutorial courtesy of Cuprinol