Luxury Accommodation for Bees and Bugs

A brand new luxury hotel was officially declared open on 2 August 2016 when the Dorset Wildlife Trust unveiled Knoll Gardens’ new bee hotel. Built by DWT staff and volunteers and installed as part of the Knoll Gardens Foundation’s on-­‐going work to research and promote wildlife friendly gardening, the unveiling took place on the same day as volunteers from DWT and Knoll undertook the latest garden wildlife survey as part of the DWT Great Heath Project. Set in the Sunny Meadow, the new bee hotel will provide much needed homes for solitary bees, whose numbers have been in decline in recent years through loss of habitat and safe nesting sites.