My wife bought me a woven reed type skep for fathers day and I'm wondering
A: Can I actually get honey bees to occupy a skep, and If so, how do I go about it? I've read that anise oil will attract honey bees.
B: Where do I locate the skep? It's open on the bottom, bell shaped. Do I place it on the ground? Under an eve? On a stand?
I don't plan on harvesting honey, I just want to help honey bees out by providing shelter and food for a colony.