There's plenty of stuff online saying "go for it", but even if I push their flightpath up straight away, I can't envision sqeezing them in. Of course, that's ignoring potential neighbour-issues with poo on washing, swarms, cross bees at harvest time... On a related note, I rely on bumblebees for pollination and want to encourage them to nest at my place. Ideally I'll have both. When I was a kid, there was alway 'bumble' nests in old carpet out the back. Rather than making a poncy 'hotel', I'm thinking of folding up bits of carpet and chucking a small piece of corrigated iron over it. Since animals of all varieties always prefer the random packaging mouldering beside the complex, purpose-built whatever, I reckon I'll get in first...Does anyone provide bumbles with homes?