Here is our version of a bee hotel. Its just like the smaller versions you commonly see in garden centres but a lot bigger. Its made from a stack of pallets then stuffed with old pipes filled with the sort of hollow plant stems or blocks of wood with holed drilled in them - just the places that solitary bees with find to nest in normally. I confess that we copied the design of this from several pictures we have seen but I am still quite pleased with the result.
The crowning glory is our bee sculpture that was a very kind gift to us! We rather unimaginatively call her Queenie. Now we eagerly await some solitary bees moving in.