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Virtual Volunteering: Create A Bug Hotel to Support Pollination!

Virtual Volunteering: Create A Bug Hotel to Support Pollination!

Support the Nature Conservancy and local biodiversity

Date: April 21 | Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue: Zoom


, OH

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The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit with a mission to protect all land and water. They envision a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature. To date, they have protected over 125 million acres of land and ecosystems!


Join Besa and the Nature Conservancy virtually to create bug hotels! As the weather gets warmer, it's important to ensure our bug friends have a safe place to rest as they are pollinating our gardens! Bees are vital for a healthy ecosystem and are responsible for pollinating every one in three bites of food we eat! Through Zoom, we'll guide volunteers through a simple bug hotel that will boost the biodiversity of your backyard! Using recycled materials and items you can find in your yard, we will create habitats for nesting bees. This is a fun opportunity to do as a family! Click here to see an example of the completed bee hotel. 


A few things to note: 

  • Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Saturday. The meeting ID is: 824 7368 4162 and the password is: Besa


Below are the supplies you'll need for this activity:

  • A recycled plastic bottle - this can be a clear 2-liter or soft drink bottle!
  • A bundle of hollow tubes - these can be plant stems, bamboo canes, or cardboard straws. 
  • String, twine, zip ties or wire for bundling the tubes
  • 24” of string or yarn to hang the hotel 
  • Scissors/pruning shears for cutting the plastic bottle and tubes to size
  • Optional: Markers, beads, and stickers for decorating the bee hotel


Click here for more information about the Nature Conservancy and the amazing work they do.