Big Dreams Bloom – Protect the Pollinators!

  • Location
    Orlando, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

There are not enough places for Solitary Bees to rest and lay their eggs. Monarch Butterflies are on the decline. We want to create bug hotels, bee houses, and butterfly lodges to help protect pollinators.

Our Plan

Bee Hotels are a great way to attract pollinators to our gardens and yards. Bee hotels are places for solitary bees to make their nests. The most common solitary bee they help are Mason Bees. Mason bees do not build wax comb or produce honey. They do not stay together like in a hive, instead they lay their own eggs in small tube-like holes and seal them with mud. Mason Bees pollinate 20 times more than the Honey Bee and unlike most bees, they rarely sting. Their stingers can't penetrate skin. Bee Hotels are easy to put up and maintain. Once you put up a Bee hotel you can leave it there for 3 years without any cleaning. They are reusable and can be made out of everyday objects. We can tell our friends and encourage them to make them for their gardens and yards too!

Themes Addressed

  • term icon
    Climate Change
  • term icon
    Migratory species
  • term icon

The Benefit

  • term icon
  • term icon
  • term icon
About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report