A live, moveable colony of native pollinating bumble bees (species: Bombus, Terrestris and Audax) for the garden, orchard, vegetable plot or simply for education and interest.
The attractive solid wood Beepol Lodge is supplied with a voucher for a colony of live bees, that when settled will investigate and quickly become fully active in your garden.
Bumble bees are great pollinators and will increase your fruit, vegetable and flower crops, they are widely used in comercial horticulture for this purpose. They can even work in poor, dull weather conditions when other bees are not around.
The Lodge features an inner doorway which can be set to allow only incoming bees, thus, if required, allowing movement of the hive at night to a new pollinating area.
In the late Autumn the workers will die off and new queens will hibernate underground during the winter. Replacement colonies for the Beepol Lodge are available annually if needed.