Beneficial insects and other garden allies

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a person standing next to a wooden structure with fish in it's mouth on a rock
Holzer Style Log Bee Hive (Sepp Holzer forum at permies)
a stone building with a window in the center surrounded by plants and flowers on either side
bole - a photo on Flickriver
Bee skep in bole by hockadilly (A bee bole is a cavity or alcove in a wall, commonly used for bee-keeping in Britain prior to the mid-19th century.)
a blue and black bee sitting on top of yellow flowers
10 Expert Beekeeping Tips for Families
Keeping Mason Bees: 10 Expert Beekeeping Tips for Families - ParentMap
a bird feeder filled with pine cones and plants
Wildlife Gadgetman
'Bug Ball Topiary Tree' for insects to set up house in (from Wildlife Gadgetman)
an article about how to build a beehive out of pallets and wood
Insect hotel
a triangle shaped structure made out of various items in the woods with trees and bushes around it
Photo Storage
Hotel
two beehives sitting on top of a wooden platform
A tip for torrential rains: hive shelter
Covered hive stand
a map showing the location of dark paint in the united states
Bat House
Bat House-what color to paint your bat house
a bird house hanging on the side of a wooden wall
Bat House | Green Bat House - Hanging Mesh
a bat shaped weathervane attached to a tree
How to Build a Bat House: Plans, Photos, and Instructions
Build a bat house (invite these mosquito-eaters to live nearby!) Oh my goodness, we have plenty of food for them. Fun to watch too, as they swoop by
a diagram showing how to build a bat house
Bats do us a great service by eating a HUGE amount of flying insects (including MOSQUITOES) and consequently help to control some dangerous and harmful pests.
two pieces of wood sitting next to each other on a green surface and one piece is made out of plywood
Bat House Pictures
2 chamber bat house
a poster with flowers and buntings hanging from it's sides, says be friendly in your garden
Plants for a bee friendly garden
Plants for a bee friendly garden
an older woman is holding a basket on a tripod
The Sun Hive: experimental Natural Beekeeping - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills + stories
Creating a "sun hive". Based on the principles of bee-centered apiculture, the Sun Hive is an ideal conservation hive for our pollinating friends the honeybee. Although one may be favored with some suplus honey from time to time, honey 'production' is not the main purpose of the hive. The shape of the hive harmonises with the movement gesture of the bee colony and enables the bees to design their brood nests according to their own innate criteria.