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Graeme Cocks 23 Dec 2014

Made this bee hotel for relatives for Christmas. Signs were good as I had to chase away a bee while I was making it.

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Sighted 23 Dec 2014
LOT 34 Marks Street, Hermit Park QLD 4812, Australia

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  • Graeme Cocks 5 January 2016
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    Graeme Cocks says

    Hi Brett. I posted a picture of another one a couple of days ago. Much simpler to make. Just a length of 3x2". I hope you have a drill press?

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  • Graeme Cocks 5 January 2016
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    Graeme Cocks says

    Hi Teresa. I found the DigVol entry, thanks for pointing it out to me. Odd, you would have thought somebody at ALA would have let me know.

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  • Reiner Richter 5 January 2016
    Reiner Richter says

    It should do so as its now got 7 votes while the tiger snake "only" has 5. I had thought previously of finding that image again and removing my vote for that very reason.

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 5 January 2016
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Marie just said she wants one :-) So off to the drill I go. Cheers Brett

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  • Teresa and John 5 January 2016
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    Teresa and John says

    So pleased you have found it. Sad no one let you know about it. Hope they put more up soon, your insects are far more interesting than bi valves and gastropods. My email doesn't work here, so I'll send a more detailed one once I get home again. All my ALA work is done 'on-line'. I've been to Sydney twice in 20 yrs – I'm a true country bumpkin.............Teresa

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 5 January 2016
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Congratulations Graham; your bee hotel just make the bowerbirds front page, knocking of the Black Tiger snake. We needed a new pic up there :-) Cheers Brett

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 5 January 2016
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Yes, I saw that, but when I showed Marie what a bee hotel was by searching bowerbird for hotel, she immediately pointed to this one, and said "I want one of those" :-) I've got the drill press, but the changing bits so often is going to be a pain. Are there plans on the net? Or what size holes did you make and is the hardwood vs softwood a bee thing or just to look pretty (different floors!-) I was thinking of hanging it near the front of the carport. Out of the rain & sun, but still open to the environment. Cheers Brett

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  • Graeme Cocks 5 January 2016
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    Graeme Cocks says

    Hi Teresa. I am completely bamfusaled. What is Digvol? Where do I see this tiny fly?

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  • Teresa and John 5 January 2016
    Teresa and John says

    Graeme, I put the fly up with the plant on 2/1/16 here on Bowerbird. Digivol is part of ALA where people transcribe labels and diaries check out ala.org.au then go to the bottom of the page and click on Digivol Portal the look at the expeditions and you will find yours at http://volunteer.ala.org.au/project/index/10851451– you may have to reg & log in first. Good luck

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  • Teresa and John 5 January 2016
    Teresa and John says

    Hi Graeme, love the bee house, hopefully John will make me one also. I.m away from home and can't use email, why?? I don't know, but I'm hoping you may recognise the tiny fly I 'shot' on 1/1/16 while in Wadbilliga flying around a Leontodon taraxacoides. Congratuilations also for getting your insects up on ALA via Digivol - I enjoyed digitising some of your first project and look forward to seeing more in the future. Regards, Teresa

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 5 January 2016
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Thanks Graeme, gr8 advice again. Might even give me the excuse not to build the fancy one, LOL ;-) Cheers Brett

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  • Graeme Cocks 5 January 2016
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    Graeme Cocks says

    I've made myself a second one that I can watch while I'm at the wood lathe. It only gets vespid wasps. The shed is dark, which I think is the problem. My other one hangs outside the kitchen window, and gets lots of bees.

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  • Graeme Cocks 5 January 2016
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    Graeme Cocks says

    Brett I wouldn't like to advise on hole size 'cos I don't know what bees are around your place. I'd suggest you knock up one with any timber you have and see what holes get filled, before making a pretty one.

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