We see bees out in the wild, producing nests and hives in bizarre and unfortunate places. They decide to reside in places like the seat of our stored boat or underneath our favorite garden bench, causing us issues as we are forced to abandon our favorite things. We understand we need bees, but we also need a way to keep them contained to our flower garden.
Fortunately, people have begun creating bee hotels, which create the perfect nesting ground for a colony to take root. The bees will be happy in their new hotel home, as they buzz from flower to flower, pollinating your garden as it has never been pollinated before. Keep reading to see the ten un-BEE-lievable bee hotels people are buzzing about!
10 A HOTEL BEE-YONCE MIGHT STAY AT
This hexagonal masterpiece will be added to a park in England, providing all sorts of bees with homes as more hexagons are created. The queen of pop, Bee-yonce herself, would be dying to stay here and will probably have a hexagon dedicated in her honor. She is a legend in the bee community and when they hear she wants to stay here, spots will fill up faster than you can sing "Halo". The other celebrity bees will come buzzing and before you know it there won't be any hexagons left to fill.
9 AIR BEE N' BEE
This is the ultimate spot for bees to colonize, as it provides a beautiful array of materials for them to use and is large enough to accommodate rapid growth. This hotel was even named in their honor, despite the possibility of housing other insects such as wasps. The wood provides a perfect spot for eggs to hatch and close enough to the lush garden for them all to find their way home again. The California nesting bees who reside here may not produce honey, but they do provide a constant buzz of entertaining activity.
8 THE PERFECT SPOT FOR A HONEYMOON
This hotel was made entirely from recycled materials and bees flock towards it for its environmental appeal. The creator searched their yard for bee-friendly additions, creating the masterpiece that is this hotel. It looks like the perfect spot for a queen bee to take her honeymoon, as she begins the process of producing a colony of children to aid in her survival. The flora surrounding the hotel adds to the usefulness of this hive, as they are never without enough nectar to feed their family.
7 THE BEAUTY OF THIS HOTEL IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEE-HOLDER
This bee hotel may not look like much, as it slightly resembles a pile of yard trash, but there are bees out there who live for this. They desire a place which sets itself apart from other hotels and typical benches. They don't require just any home, but a place where they feel inspired to continue to fight for survival. This hotel holds that sort of meaning for certain colonies, as they travel the world looking for a place as unique as this one.
6 A HOTEL WHERE THEY CAN BEE THEMSELVES
Bees want a place where they can be free to be whoever they want to be. This hotel allows them to do that, as they burrow into the holes and hold get-togethers in the pinecone room. They can come and go as they please, but enjoy the solidarity they experience within this sky blue hotel made for them and their bizarre personality. They expected to find a home here and instead, left with a family of close friends who also enjoy pinecones and flowers.
5 A SIMPLE YET BEE-WITCHING DESIGN
This hotel speaks to the bees who have an eye for design, loving the simple aesthetic of the box. It is for the bees who enjoy a life filled with only the things they need and nothing more, which is what this hotel offers them. It is small, but they understand they don't need anything fancy. They want to live close to nature and form a connection with it, as the Fung Shui calls to them in a way only their hotel soulmate could.
4 SO MANY BEE-UTIFUL CHOICES
This hotel is a mashup of several designs, built in the eyes of bees who enjoy a bit of chaos. There was so much work put into this life-sustaining hotel and the bees appreciate it, as they begin families and work hard to provide for their loved ones. They favor this hotel over others as it protects them from the elements, the wall acting as a shelter in the face of a storm. They feel safe here, and it is what matters most, as it offers security in a time of filled with bee-haters.
3 A PLACE TO SMELL THE BEE-GONIAS
The creator of this hotel described it as a luxury resort in their listing and the bees couldn't agree more. They can't see cacti just anywhere and this hotel is in the thick of it, with the prickly green plant sitting right outside their door. The bees enjoy the location, and all of their bee friends are jealous of their new home. The flowers are nearby and nectar is plentiful, providing them with a five-star resort experience. The bees couldn't ask for anything better than this haven.
2 THE PERFECT SPOT FOR A BEE AND THEIR HONEY
This hotel is basically a piece of art, designed in a way only someone from North Carolina could. This creation has increased the diversity of their bee population and helped promote eco-friendly practices in the area. It is a statement to help others understand how green living is the way to go, and despite what people may believe, it can add to the beauty of your yard. Bees see the giant flower situated in its center and feel an instant connection in their hearts as they decide to colonize this extravagant hotel, improving the quality of the nearby garden.
1 BUG BEN CLOCKTOWER
The Bug Ben Clock Tower is an ode to the beauty of London. Bees can experience the coveted tourist destination in this person's backyard, living in its re-creation like the fans they are. They feel empowered as they nest in every corner of this amazing rendition, bragging to all of their bee friends about their cool new digs. Others may not see the value in choosing a landmark for their home, but other bees understand they are a part of history, passing down the story to generations long after they are gone.