When many people think of honey bees, they often think of lines of white boxes on the ground, and honey jars. However the natural habitat of a bee is not a box, and neither is it on the ground, and honey is really the bees food, needed to sustain the colony. There are still wild bee colonies, but they lack suitable natural nesting cavities in trees. This book describes how with some basic wood working skills you can make a nest that is perfect for free living honey bees.
Jonathan Powell is a trustee of the Natural Bee Keeping Trust and Free-Living Bees, a trained Zeidler tree beekeeper and life long friend of the honey bee.