Enhance the biodiversity of your conservation and wildlife areas by introducing a vital part of the ecosystem, a Beepol Live Bumblebee Colony.
This colony of native British bees compromises a Queen, workers and eggs. When deliverd this large hive holds 60–80 worker bees, with the hive population increasing to much higher numbers over the course of a season.
Supplied with sugar water as an initial internal food source, this colony of native Bombus terristris audax should live for 2–3 months, depending on weather and conditions.
Ideal for increasing the biodiversity of wildlife areas at golf clubs, bowling clubs or any other sports and recreation facility with areas set aside for ecological diversity. The Beepol Live Bumblebee Colony is also suitable for domestic gardens.
**Please note that delivery takes around two weeks and is only made on Thursdays. Any orders placed after Wednesday 10th July will be delivered in 2020.**
Over recent decades populations of bumble bees have crashed with a number of native species threatened with extinction.
These insects play a crucial role in the wider ecosystem by pollinating food crops and wildflowers. In this role bumble bees contribute significantly towards biodiversity.
By introducing a live bumblebee colony into your local environment alongside existing ecological management areas and gardens, you can help to support their conservation and mitigate population declines. Use in conjunction with Butterflies & Bees Wildflowers Mixture to help support your new Bee populations.
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The colony colony of native Bombus terristris audax is supplied in a self contained box hive. It requires no maintenance and is easy to put in place. Each year simply order a new colony to populate your accompanying Beepol Villa as this colony has a summer life cycle of around 2–3 months. The live colony is available from May through to July.
Designed to house the Made from FSC timber, with a rear ventilation hole and a detachable wooden roof the Bumblebee Villa is beautifully crafter to house a full colony of native British Bumblebees. The ventilation hole allows air flow to the bees, enabling the hive to cool down in warmer conditions. The roof is easily detachable, helping access to the bees. The bee entrance hole is designed to lead directly into the large colony, making it more difficult for wax moths to get in.
The tree bracket can be used to raise the hive away from potential ground threats, such as badgers, foxes or interference from children. It can be attached to either trees, fences or walls and like the Villa is made from high quality FSC timber. The bracket comes with ready drilled holes and screws making it easy to attached to your chosen surface. Each bracket is 33.5 cm long and 13 cm wide.
For further information on the Beepol Villa or Live Bumblebee Colony, please contact a member of our technical sales team on 01902 440250.