A Hotel for Insects

To celebrate 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, British Land and the City of London sponsored a design competition for a “Hotel for Insects.” Arup Associates won with the design above. The rules stipulated that the hotel had to accommodate stag beetles, solitary bees, butterflies, moths, spiders, lacewings and ladybugs.

Read the full article here Thanks to Leonardo of the Backwards Beekeepers for the tip.

See some other examples of attractive solitary bee habitats at http://www.wildbienen.de/wbschutz.htm.  It’s in German, but the pictures speak for themselves.

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  1. Hello,

    I am a first time commentator from Germany. I ordered an insect hotel from the german website a few years ago and every year more and more “guests” are moving in. Though it only looks like a brick with holes in it it is indeed fantastic.

    Love your website! Please keep blogging!

    Kind regards


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