Insect hotels are not only a pretty accessory in gardens and on terraces - they also offer a suitable living space for many beneficial organisms such as Bees, butterflies and ladybugs. In addition, it is particularly interesting for children how the small animals nest and feel comfortable in the “living room” specially designed for them. Of course you can also buy these models in the tree market and in various garden centers. But honestly - you can save this money. In order to build an insect hotel yourself, you don't even have to be particularly skilled at hand.
If you still don't know how to start best and which natural materials are suitable for filling, you can find a very detailed guide with many tips and pointers in the video by Gärtner Pötschke set above. Nothing can go wrong with that. So, let's go.Important NOTE:
Insects need native trees, flowers, shrubs and plants in the vicinity. Only then will they really nest in the insect hotel. What they don't like are sterile lawns and imported flowering plants. The best place for an insect hotel is a location protected from wind and rain and in full sun. Attention! The insect hotel should be outside all winter. If you put the hotel in a winter quarters, the animals may well think it's spring again.