During the last couple of years, insects perish more and more due to factors such as lack of nourishment or the increase in the amount of pesticides within the nature.
When regarding the situation of bees and especially wild bees, it becomes clear that measures have to be taken. The example of China, where there are almost no bees, shows the dramatic impact of the lack of bees on nature. Although politics are not fully aware and conscious regarding this situation yet, there are also economic consequences when facing an increase in insect dying.
In order to support the natural habitat and breeding of insects such as wild bees, this project aims to build insect houses which may provide a shelter. Those hotels may be arranged on flower or hey meadows or near forests where insects may find their nurture.
There has been quite some research regarding insect hotels already and best practices are yet to be established. Steep slopes and boxes with soil as well as cardboards have proven to work quite well, however best practices differ from species to species.
The construction of those insect hotels is crucial regarding their function. Although there are already numerous on the market for the end customer, most of them rather harm the insects by for example shredding their wings and are therefore not fit for the actual purpose.
Insect hotels need to be water proof and the ability to withhold toxic substances would be a valuable benefit. The egg shape from the rotor blade may be filled with various other material in order to adapt to individual needs.
That's why using rotor blade material for insect hotels might be an immensely sustainable repurpose for wind turbine rotor blades and thus give back to the nature by providing shelter to the insects after providing power to humans.