|DIY Insect Hotel|
Release status: stable [box doku]
|Description||Instructions to build your own insect hotel|
Science tells us we're losing lots of insects for various reasons. At the same time, you can find insect or bee hotels for sale all around. They don't look too hard to build, so let's make our own.
Prototype No. 1
In September 2018, we build a first prototype out of some leftover construction wood (80x80x200mm). It's a piece of some head rail, likely fir or spruce wood. It's definitely not ideal (it's soft wood, and we'll be drilling into the side, not the face of it), but we hoped it would be better than nothing still. After sanding, we laid out a grid for 4x8 holes, and assigned different drill sizes to each hole (Alternating lines of 9-7-5-3 and 2-4-6-8 mm holes). The holes were drilled, and then carefully cleaned up and sanded so there's no wooden splinters our little insect friends could be hurt by. Lastly, we added some wire for holding the thing, and that was it. It's still in use two years later.