Welcome to the bee hotel!
• Welcome to the bee hotel!
This unusual structure is in Place des Jardins, in Paris, and is a real hotel for the bees.
We all know that bees live in hives. It turns out that this is not true. There are a lot of bees, who do not like life in the community. More than 90% of the bee population prefer their own nests.
The appearance of such unusual hotel contributed to a number of reasons. First of all, it should be noted decrease in the number of insect pollinators in recent years due to the disappearance of the usual habitat, and intensive use of pesticides.
Especially acute these problems are in the cities, where there is simply no suitable places for nesting insects.
In the photo above, we see the hotel, created especially for the red bee Mason. Incredibly, the bees of this species is 50 times more efficient in pollinating than usual for us bee. In addition, red bee is not aggressive, their neighborhood is safe for humans. Unusual hotel has 300 accommodation units, designed to support the little-known champion-pollinator.
This bee hotel in England - the largest in Europe.
As we can see in the photo, bee hotels have a variety of shapes and sizes. However, there are a few traits that unite all these buildings. Firstly, this material is usually in the construction of housing for the bees use wood, bamboo, tile or simply old brickwork. Second, the holes should have a slight slope in order to protect guests from the rain. And finally, the holes should be smooth and even inside, so as not to injure the bees.
Albert Einstein said that if the face of the earth disappear bees, mankind can survive only four years ... Now the bees are disappearing in fact, the problem is exacerbated with each passing year. Imagine your life, at least, without the nuts, berries, melons, watermelons, citrus, apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cabbage, pepper, coffee ... All this can disappear along with bees. In this light, the creation of hotels houses for pollinators acquires a particularly high value. Helping the bees, man, first and foremost, help themselves.