The Skills Ready Project of the Week Spotlight for the week of April 17, 2020 was submitted by Mr. Clint Maltais of Peter Greer Elementary School. Mr. Maltais’ project is a Pollinator Hotel for bees, and is appropriate for students from Grades 4-6.
Using a mix of nails, mesh wire, staples, wood glue, food grade finish and a combination of scrap 2×4 and plywood, your young builders will be able to construct a functional habitat to support the bees.
Description: A good alternative to commercial pollinator hotels, which can often be inadequate habitats for bees. You can use cardboard or bamboo tubes, bundles of sticks, pinecones, or rocks to fill the boxes. Avoid plastic and glass as they can cause condensation. Be creative!
Watch a YouTube step-by-step tutorial for constructing your Pollinator Hotel below.
Step by step instructions including materials and tools required for construction: https://projects.skillsready.ca/project/pollinator-hotel/
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