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Like the wildly popular Airbnb platform, Bee-bnb helps wild bees and other beneficial bugs find food and shelter in residential yards, gardens and balconies.
“Pollinators give us flowers, fruit and vegetables. As spring begins to bloom, I encourage everyone to become Bee-bnb hosts.”
David Suzuki hosts in Vancouver for the benefits it provides nature
Become a Bee-bnb superhost!
Participating Bee-bnb households can upload essential information, including amenities such as gardens filled with native wildflowers, water sources and sunny patches for basking. Critters can search for nearby accommodations and book spots along their migratory routes. Below are the top three amenities Bee-bnb superhosts provide to ensure a five-star stay.
Adapted to local climate and soil
For butterfly and bee basking
Butterfly baby care
Plants local caterpillars eat, like nettles and thistles
Wild bees you can host
A majority of Canada’s 2,000+ wild bee species nest in the ground, like mining bees and bumblebees. Others, like mason and leaf cutter bees, nest in natural cavities in wood, stems and natural crevices. Leave a few bare sunny patches of soil undisturbed for ground nesters. Bundle pithy stems and set aside for cavity nesters. Below are some wild bees you can host.
Use mud to make nests in holes and cracks in wood and masonry
Colourful, sometimes metallic green, nest in the ground
Leaf cutter bees
Solitary, make nests from chewed up leaves
Host an experience on Bee-bnb
A great pollinator patch is in a sunny spot with all the amenities queen bees and butterfly moms need to relax and raise their young. Here are some activities that wild bees will appreciate.
Sunny yards with stones for perching and basking
Flowers that bloom from spring through fall
No pesticides or herbicides
While the Bee-bnb campaign is an April Fool’s joke,
the decline of insects worldwide is not.
Download our playful factsheet or check out the posts below
to learn how you can create a pollinator patch in your yard.