Now that you have completed your Bumble
Bee House its time to put it outside. The ideal location has full
or partial shade, has minimal human and pet traffic, is well supported (ie
will not sway in the wind), does not have any nearby ant colonies and
is away from sprinklers (to avoid flooding). The Bee house should
also be 8 to 12 inches off the ground. Ideal locations are behind
shrubs or bushes in the garden or yard attached to a fence or post.
Instead of attaching it to a fence you can also place it on bricks or
cement blocks. If you do, place one brick on top of the house to
prevent it from being knocked over accidentally.
Once a queen Bumble Bee has taken up residence in your Bee house you
can expect to see bees coming and going in three to six weeks.