There were a bunch of busy little bees at the HILLS ENVIRONMENT CENTRE today. Shane Meyer, local author, illustrator, and native bee enthusiast, joined us for a book reading and bee hotel making session. Did you know that bee-hotels should be placed in a shaded or semi shaded location that is sheltered, facing between north and east, and at least 1 m high off the ground. They are also much more likely to attract residents if they are placed near bee attracting plants, preferably local native, that flower at different times of the year and provide a good source of pollen and nectar. Thanks Shane for reminding us of how precious our native bee biodiversity is!