Bumblebees are great for nature. They pollinate fruit and flowers, but there are fewer and fewer places for them to nest. Help them out by building a bumblebee nest. Works even if you don’t have your own garden!
Step by step instructions!
Start with a round quite thick piece of wood.
Round the corners of the wood and sand it smooth with sandpaper.
Find a piece of metal, for example a piece of drain or other metal.
Cut out wings from the metal.
Mark 3 holes in the metal.
Drill 3 holes in the wings.
Fasten the wings and bend them.
Flatten the wings with a hammer.
Drill holes as eyes for the bumblebees to crawl into. The holes should be 12-15 mm and as deep as possible.
The bumblebees can live in the holes in the winter.
Take a piece of wire and bend it.
Bend the ends so they are not sharp.
Cut the bumblebee antenna to size.
Now the body, wings and antennas are done.
Fasten the wings with some nails.
Pre-drill some holes for the antennas.
Hammer the antennas in place.
Screw in some hooks to fasten the bumblebee with.
Two happy wooden bumblebees.
Two happy children. Ruben and Maxi.
The bumblebee fastened on a rail with some string, waiting for the bumblebees to move in!
Here you can watch the film on YouTube:
Have fun and let us know how it works out!