Create your own Air Bee and Bee

Create your own Air Bee and Bee


Posted 21st May

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
Wire clippers
Fixing bracket, drill and screws

Directions

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






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