One of the easiest ways to help bees is to give them a safe, dry place to live in your backyard. A stack of firewood is a natural and untreated place that's perfect for bees. Simply use a drill to create holes in the sides of the stacked firewood between 1/16 and 3/8 inches in width. Drill as deep as the bit will go and randomly create tunnels on the side of the firewood. Don't go all the way through, as bees like a closed tunnel. And sand away any splinters and rough edges, as bees prefer a smooth entry.
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