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To enjoy the benefits of insects in your garden during the summer, there’s nothing better than offering them a safe haven in winter.

To enjoy the benefits of insects in your garden during the summer, there’s nothing better than offering them a safe haven in winter.

Great Classroom and home activity for kids to get them interested in Bee conservation.

Great Classroom and home activity for kids to get them interested in Bee conservation.

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination.

Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination.

Make a cute insect hotel for bees, ladybirds and other insects. Made from a mini chest of drawers and filled with straw, cardboard and pampas grass tubes

Wildlife garden: How to make an insect hotel

Make a cute insect hotel for bees, ladybirds and other insects. Made from a mini chest of drawers and filled with straw, cardboard and pampas grass tubes

Back garden Bug Hotel out of pallets, brick post and garden bric-a-brac

Back garden Bug Hotel out of pallets, brick post and garden bric-a-brac

Create your own recycled tyre bug hotel. Learn how to use an old tyre with a step by step tutorial.

How to make a recycled tyre bug hotel (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

Create your own recycled tyre bug hotel. Learn how to use an old tyre with a step by step tutorial.

Another of Marta Zientek and Wojciech's creations using found and recycled materials.

Another of Marta Zientek and Wojciech's creations using found and recycled materials.

Homemade bug hotel garden craft. Got the bricks, drill and "stuff" - what am I waiting for!?

Homemade bug hotel garden craft. Got the bricks, drill and "stuff" - what am I waiting for!?

Insect hotel - really great for kids to make, and a fab way to teach them how important insects are to the health of your garden

Insect hotel - really great for kids to make, and a fab way to teach them how important insects are to the health of your garden