Ed helped by building the gable. He also did all the cedar shake siding and roofing.
The pots of coconut fiber were tucked in.
Now that it is up I visit it nearly every day. I have almost a dozen mud-plugged holes now. Today I noticed that the wasps were in the yard - hopefully they'll find a home in here too.
I am having so much fun with this! My heart just leaps every time I discover a new nest. As the new bees hatch I hope they stick around and start a family of their own. I plan on cleaning the bamboo pieces and the nest boxes I purchased (only one hole taken so far) to keep mites from killing my bees. No one has moved into the bumblebee nest yet, but a hornet was buzzing around today. Hopefully she/he will move on down the road - don't really want a hornets nest. But, like all superintendents, sometimes you don't get to pick your tenants!