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Plenty of backyards are doubling as an enticing bed-and-breakfast

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For bees. Specifically, native solitary bees who fly solo and don’t reside in hives. After a productive day quietly flitting around flowers, savoring nectar, and performing an essential ecological service, these precious pollinators appreciate a nice place to settle down. Maybe lay eggs. Some thoughtful people are happy to hook them up with lodging — an easy way to help out the bee population. Bee Houses Especially in areas where natural nesting sites are limited, artificial likenesses of natural sites are definitely alluring to insects seeking shelter. “Bee houses provide the often-missing component of what the bees need — nesting...

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