Bumblebee Nester Kit & Mini Mammal Habitat

Code: BC4009
Bumblebee Nester Kit & Mini Mammal Habitat
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Bumblebee Nester Kit & Mini Mammal Habitat

Bumblebee Nest Box

Here is a lovely handmade wooden habitat to encourage the nesting of bumblebees in your garden.

Specifications

  • Height 14.5cm
  • Width 32cm
  • Depth 24cm
  • Weight 1.6 kg
How does it work?

The Queen bumblebee spends her winter alone underground, when she emerges in Springtime she is looking for a new home in which to start her new bumblebee colony. The front of the bumblebee nester features a bright yellow surface in contrast with the dark nesting hole and entrance ramp. Queen bumblebees often make their colony after a mouse has nested. So if you attract a mouse in year one, this is good news and will make the box more attractive to a queen bumblebee in year 2. Be sure to leave the mouse nest in place.

What is it made of?

Made from solid FSC certified timber and just the right size. Constructed of naturally durable timber which is strongly jointed to provide a nice dry home for bumblebees. The sliding lid is made of recycled agricultural plastic and allows you to have a look inside the box to observe the colony. Comes with chopped meadow hay bedding.

Where should I place it?

It's best sited on the ground but it can be placed up to 2 metres above ground on tree, wall or similar. If placed on or close to the ground you can make better use of the Inspection lid which allows you to look inside!

 

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