Bees are a hot topic right now. If you're a gardener, you already know that bees are one of the key components of a beautiful garden. But even if gardening's not your thing, chances are you like to eat. And, bees are essential for the the pollination and growth of crops. Around the world bee populations are declining and there is a lot of interest in using bee houses or hotels to help bolster their declining numbers. Please note that bee hotels are not for honey bees or bumblebees, but Mason and other solitary bees. Here's a simple bee hotel I've made for my garden. Learning the best place to sight yours AND how to properly maintain it is beyond the scope of this post. But, there's lots of information on the internet to help you based upon where you live and the length of your growing season. Enjoy!