Bumble Bee Nester Kit
£34.95Out of stock
Bumblebee nesters are designed to encourage nesting of wild bumblebees although it may take considerable effort and time to achieve occupation. In the UK this may be partially due to the decline of bumblebees as occupancy rates in other European countries are generally higher.
Bumblebee species have been in decline for many years. Insecticides, intensive agriculture and manicured gardens may be to blame. Bumblebees are essential pollinators of flowers, fruits and herbs and are also used commercially to increase yields. Simple nest sites can be provided, but the bumblebee Nester ensures a dry and safe space for the bees and is a fantastic educational tool.
It is very important that nesting bees are kept dry and accordingly the Wildlife World Bumblebee Nester is constructed from thick durable timber (Cedar/Larch/Alder) and re-cycled plastic from agricultural sources. (By the nature of being re-cycled the plastic roof cover may vary in colour). The overhanging roof can be opened to reveal an internal and removable viewing window. Vent holes are provided for good air flow.
A back timber strap is incorporated to allow the nester to be fixed in an elevated location (up to 2 metres high). The front elevation features a combination of white, yellow and blue colours which our research indicates acts as an attractor to queen bumblebees.
Good quality appropriate nesting material is very important for the potential success of the nester and care should be taken in the preparation. The Wildlife World Bumblebee Nester comes with special nesting material. To this initial core it is helpful to add and mix in loosely some fine dry hay together with dry fluffy moss to create a nest pocket. The nest pocket should be set back approximately 50mm from the nester entrance.
Please note: Reference guidance must be read carefully before use. Products such as this bumblebee nester are designed for wild creatures but may need time to settle in to their environment, or may not meet the immediate needs of a species. Consequently, users should be patient and not necessarily expect immediate occupation.
Width: 350 mm
Weight: 2.90 kg
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