The idea for the insect hotels emerged in the early 1990s as an idea for nesting aid for the insects whose habitats are restricted by humans. For by the year 2050, 9.7 billion people will live on Earth. In this way, the movements and the spread of wild fauna are increasingly limited. And we all have to do something to help the wild and defenseless animals. Because the future belongs to the whole humanity. And we are all responsible not only for the preservation and protection of our natural environment, but also for the conservation of all biodiversity. The biodiversity of small insects is also a very important part of biodiversity. The insects really play a very important role in the ecological balance and it is safe to say that living without insects would be unthinkable. For example, bees play a very important role in almost every ecosystem by pollinating thousands of plants! The use of insecticides and pesticides is also a major problem, endangering insect life and biodiversity. But if you want to do something for nature and help the insects, you could, for example, simply build a beautiful insect hotel yourself.
Everyone could build such an insect hotel themselves
As a rule, the insect hotel must be suitable for the needs of the insects frequently found in the area. For this purpose, a preliminary research must be carried out. For example, the wild bees would always prefer a hideout that has only one exit. Unlike Western honeybees, bumblebees are very modest. The butterflies prefer the hay, the straw and the tree barks and so on ...
You could also use straw for this purpose
If you build an insect hotel yourself, you must know that the ideal location for such an insect hotel not only full sun, but also must be protected from the weather. Your garden may be ideal for an insect hotel. And it would be better if wild plants, herbs and trees were found near the insect hotel. Because in this way the food is granted to the insects.
With an insect hotel you could not only beautify your own garden, but also help nature a lot
Building such an insect hotel can actually be quite easy. The hotel can also be made of natural materials. For this purpose, you can use, for example, kienäpfel, champagne corks, straw, cut tree slices and bricks. There are many different ideas for an insect hotel on the internet. And the insect hotels could be different in size. Everything depends of course on your personal desire and your options. You really just need to feel like it.
A great idea for an insect hotel
But which tools are needed?
All the tools (cordless screwdriver, drill, hand saw, rose scissors, hammer, yardstick, utility knife, wire cutter, file) that you might need to build an insect hotel could be found and bought in any well-stocked hardware store. Of course, this also depends on your wish. If you want to build a simple insect hotel yourself, you might also need fewer tools.
For sure you will need a drill
Even the little kids could build a nice insect hotel themselves. That could be a really great idea! Because the insect hotels could also be built for teaching purposes. Thus, parents and teachers can introduce their children and students to the biology of insects and practical conservation.
Your kids could also build a great looking insect hotel themselves
If you want to build an insect hotel yourself, you could also use tree bark
The tree disks are also ideal for an insect hotel
But then holes must be drilled
You can do this very easily with the drill
But you will not only need a drill, but also a hammer
The drill is just one of the tools you need
You will probably also need a handsaw
Bricks and hay can be used to build an insect hotel
Now we will introduce some really great ideas for insect hotels
Build a small insect hotel yourself - this way, the whole process is really simplified
If you want to build an insect hotel yourself, you need to know that it must be suitable for the needs of the insects that are common in the area
For this reason you need to conduct a preliminary research
The Kienäpfel could be ideal for a natural hotel-made insect hotel
Use natural materials to build a small insect hotel yourself
With such an insect hotel, each one of us can do something for nature and help the insects whose habitats are being increasingly restricted by humans
The ideal location for such an insect hotel not only has to be full sun, but also weather-protected
And it would be better if there were very different plants near the insect hotel
Because in this way you can grant the insects their food
The spaces of such an insect hotel are very different - because the insects have very different needs
Such an insect hotel is ideal for any garden
For the construction of this small insect hotel bricks and hay were used
A fancy and hanging on the tree insect hotel
Here's an idea for a pink insect hotel that your kids might like
The drill will need to drill holes - this will give the insects their spaces
Here is a good idea for a small insect hotel with holes for the little insects
A small Isektenhotel can look really cozy
Each of us - even the little kids - could build such an insect hotel ourselves
You really just have to feel like it
Here's a good idea on how to protect your own insect hotel from harmful weather conditions such as wind, rain and frost
If you do not have that much time, you need to know that the whole process can really be simplified
But if you want to build a huge insect hotel yourself, you could use Euro pallets for this purpose
Here is a cozy insect hotel
In such an insect hotel there is room for all kinds of insects
The Grand Bug&Pest Hotel
The different rooms in an insect hotel
Build a stylish insect hotel yourself
A not so nice looking, but still very functional insect hotel
As we said, an insect hotel could be a great idea for the kids as well
The insect hotels could also be built for educational purposes
This gives parents and teachers the chance to introduce their children and students to the biology of insects and practical conservation
Because the children also have to do something for environmental protection
And they can also help the insects a lot if they build an insect hotel themselves
Here is a fairytale insect hotel
With such an insect hotel you can feel connected to the wild nature
Build a mini insect hotel yourself? Why not! You just have to feel like it!