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Insect hotels are not only a pretty accessory in gardens and on terraces - they also provide a suitable habitat for many beneficial organisms such as u.a. Bees, butterflies and ladybugs. In addition, it is especially interesting for children as the small animals nest and feel comfortable in the specially designed "living space". Of course, you can also buy these models in the tree market and in various garden centers. But let's face it - you can save that money. In order to build an insect hotel yourself, you do not even have to be particularly gifted.
However, if you do not know how to best start and what natural materials are suitable as a filling, you will find a very detailed guide with many tips and hints in the video above by Gärtner Pötschke. Nothing can go wrong with that. So, let's go.
Insects need native trees, flowers, shrubs and plants in the vicinity. Only then do they really nest in the insect hotel. What they do not like are sterile lawns and imported flowering plants. The best place for an insect hotel is a wind- and rain-protected and full sun location. Attention! The insect hotel should be outside all winter long. If you put the hotel in winter quarters, it could happen that the animals think it's spring again.