New Bumble Bee Nester provides a valuable nesting habitat for Bumble Bees
Bumble Bees are in steep decline and are essential pollinators for the garden.
Attractive and easy to locate in the garden, the BBN nester is constructed from thick durable FSC timber (Cedar/Larch/Pine) and features a fully sliding lid, which opens to reveal an internal (and removable) viewing window for regular examination of activity.
After in-depth product testing, latest versions now include a length of hose which offers the bees a more natural entrance hole into the main chamber.
Supplied complete with nest material/instructions and an excellent Bumble Bee Guide.
This product contains high quality plywood to give integrity and stability to the roof and floor structure to help maintain our environmental policy.
Sometimes this timber can be reclaimed/re-sourced material and accordingly its appearance can vary including; colour, finish, and or coating (where occasional printing may be visible beneath the protective coating).This is an aesthetic difference only and does not affect the functioning of the product in any way.
Siting: Site the box on the ground, or in a hedge or low wall, low down in a sheltered south facing position, out of direct sunlight and near flowers etc. as a food source.
- Beneficial to the garden
- Made from long lasting, durable FSC timber
- Complete with full instructions.
IMPORTANT BEFORE BUYING:
The bumble bee nesters are designed to encourage nesting of wild bumble bees, it may take considerable effort and some time to get succesfull ocupation.
This is possible partly due to the decline in bees in this country, as other countries have higher occupancy rates.
The nest makers continue to develop nesters with information from the bumble bee conservation and other sources.
All our nesters include ground tubes and special nesting material.
Important Information: These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation.
We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species.
The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.
Height: 200 mm
Width: 300 mm
Depth: 200 mm
Weight: 1.60 kg