Bee Box Hotels the latest craze

Lance Fraser and Vic Thom at Belmont Men's Shed

The production and sale of Bee Box Hotels is the latest craze at the Belmont Men’s Shed.

The boxes are made by drilling small holes into blocks of wood which allows the bees to enter, lay their eggs and breed a whole new hive of bees.

Supervisor at the Men’s Shed this week, Vic Thom said the blocks are placed on a north east facing wall, near blossoms and shrubs where bees are more regularly found.

Members of the Belmont Men’s Shed set up a stall last Saturday at the Toronto Spring Fair and sales went exceedingly well according to the Bee Box Hotel ideas’ man, Lance Fraser. “We sold 12 boxes for $25 each,” he said.

Ken Picton working in Belmont Men’s Shed