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Making a Solitary Bee Motel Firstly the trunk had to be cut into slices. The slices needed to be 20 cm deep as the nesting chamber needs to be up to 17 cm or as deep as possible and mustn’t go all the way through the log. Holes were drilled in one end of the log. The nesting holes were drilled as deep as the drill would allow and the sawdust cleared from each hole. The bees won’t enter a hole if it contains sawdust or splinters. The completed nesting log was fairly heavy and so a method had to be devised to fix it to a suitable upright. A piece of wood lath was cut long enough to allow for fixing a screw above and below the nesting box as shown in the final photograph. For related products click on the link Supporting Nature