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Bee Hotel Instructions

Large Bee Hotel

Medium Bee Hotel

Small Bee Hotel

Milk Carton Bee Hotel

Nest Box Instructions

Goldeneye Nest Box Plans

Install 6 to 30 feet high on a tree or post, facing water. Line the box with several inches of wood shavings.

Bufflehead Nest Box Plans

 Install 5 to 10 feet high on a pole, post, or tree facing water. Line the box with several inches of wood shavings.

Saw-whet Owl Nest Box

Install 12 to 15 feet high on a live tree facing south. Line the box with 2-3” of wood chips.

Flicker Nest Box Plans

Install 6 to 12 feet high on a tree, post, or pole facing south or east. Pack the box completely to the top with pine wood chips.

Wren Nest Box Plans

Install 5 to 10 feet high on a pole, post, tree, or building facing any direction.

Tree Swallow Nest Box

Install 5 to 6 feet on a pole or post facing south or east. The swallows will fill the box with twigs and other nesting materials.

Bluebird Nest Box Plans

 Install 4 to 6 feet high on a pole or post facing east.

Chickadee Nest Box Plans

Install 5 to 15 feet on a post, pole, tree, or even building, facing away from the prevailing wind. Line the box with 1” of wood shavings.

Bat Box Instructions

Bat boxes should be installed in an ideal location:

  • with a clear, unobstructed flight path for the bats to fly in and out of the box
  • bottom opening should be at least 10’ from the ground
  • in full sun (with southern exposure of 10 hours or more of direct sunlight) 
  • near to a water body. Bat boxes more than 400 m from open water are less likely to be occupied. 

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