Native pollinators are as important (if not more important) than honey bees for pollinating crops and native plants. There are a few things you can do to attract native pollinators to your garden:
Grow flowers and let your veges flower to feed the pollinators all year
Have a source of insect-friendly water in the garden (shallow dishes are best)
Provide somewhere for them to live/nest/lay eggs – a bee hotel!
Here’s how we made a simple bee hotel to attract native pollinators to the vege garden.