Want better pollination for all your garden fruit & vegetables ........ then why not invest in a bumblebee hive! Good pollination will improve both the yield and the quality of crops. The native British Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris Audax, is a far more efficient pollinator than the honey bee, being prepared to fly in cool, windy or damp conditions.
They are docile and will only sting if severely aggravated, and are routinely used commercially for the pollination of many fruit and vegetable crops.
Our Bumblebee Villa is handmade in the UK from FSC timber, with wooden legs to raise it off the ground, rear ventilation hole and a detachable wooden roof with grey, rough felt finish for weather protection. It comes complete with a large bumblebee hive colony that consists of a queen, 50-60 workers, eggs, sugar water food supply and a small amount of pollen to help the bees during their transportation. Height 33cm (13"); Width 39cm (15½"); Length/Depth 34.5cm (13½"). PLEASE NOTE: The Bumblebee Villa will be despatched within 21 days of ordering with a Colony Voucher enclosed to redeem from the beginning of next season, MAY 2020.
At the end of the summer, the bumblebees will die off. However new queens will be produced that will create colonies of their own in the local environment. And next year you can simply order a new colony to populate your Villa.
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering this product an email address is required. Unfortunately due to this item being a live product we cannot send to Ireland, Southern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Scilly and the Channel Islands.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Delivery is free on orders over £200, including vat, to most parts of the UK. Products excluded from free delivery are honey jars, extractors, tanks, bee feeds and uncapping trays. Delivery for these items will be £4.99 plus surcharge where applicable.
For orders under £200, our standard delivery charge is £4.99
Indicates large and heavy items which incur a surcharge of £5.
Scottish Islands, parts of northern Scotland, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scilly Isles: All orders will incur a carriage surcharge of £9.99.
Republic of Ireland: All orders will incur a surcharge of £12.99
We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact telephone number with all orders.
We reserve the right to revise our delivery charges in the event of carrier price increases or other unforeseen circumstances. We will advise you of any increased carriage charges before payment is taken.
Some of our products are not suitable for sending via Royal Mail or courier and can only be purchased by visiting our shop. These items are clearly marked on our website.
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