Not all insects should be considered pests. Some insects are crucial to the success of fruits and vegetables. Consider building a bug hotel to house these helpful critters—it’s a fun project for the whole family!
Beneficial insects are an essential part of any successful vegetable or fruit garden. They help us by eating pests and by pollinating crops but to to make sure there are lots of them in the garden in time for spring, they need some protection during the colder months.
Bug hotels are easy to make and are great projects for children to get involved in. They give beneficial insects a safe, cosy home to shelter in over winter, so they’ll be right on hand to help fight pests and pollinate crops when the weather warms up next year.
In this short video we demonstrate how to build a bug hotel that will make beneficial insects want to check in and stay in your garden forever!
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