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This voucher entitles the holder to a live colony of British Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris audax). Each colony comes with a Queen bee, around 60-70 workers, eggs and a food supply of sugar water housed underneath the colony.
Bumblebees are fantastic pollinators and are wonderful to observe at work in and around the garden. We expect each hive to last between 8-12 weeks, which is the general life cycle of British Bumblebee colonies. However new queens will be produced that will create colonies of their own in the local environment in subsequent years.
This specific colony is designed to fit inside one of our wooden villas or queen bee hives, making these vouchers a fantastic gift for our customers who have a Villa or Queen Beehive from previous seasons and will need a new colony of bees in the spring.
Vouchers are sent via email and can be redeemed at any time on our website. Deliveries of live bees will take place in season between May and July 2019, delivery slots can be booked in advance for this period when redeeming vouchers.
*Please note these colonies do not fit inside the 2015-16 Lodge or Cabin