Large Beepol Bumblebee hive. Replacement hive for your Beepol Villa or Queen Beehive. Contains a native British bumblebee species. Pre-order for spring 2018 delivery
Beepol Live Bumblebee Colony
The large Beepol Bumblebee hive is a larger colony of bumblebees suitable for use in the Beepol Villa and Queen Beehive. This is the Beepol product to choose if you have had a Beepol Villa/ Queen Beehive & large hive and now need another live hive to replace last years colony..
Each large Beepol Bumblebee hive has a Queen workers and eggs. The large hive is supplied with about 60-80 workers at the start but will build up to much higher numbers. The hive is also supplied with a sugar water internal food source. Each colony will normally live about 2-3 months depending on conditions and weather.
Large Beepol Bumblebee hives contain a native species of bumblebee; Bombus terristris audax.
Hive box measurements – W- 24cm / H – 19.5cm / D – 27cm
Beepol Garden hives will die out naturally after 2-3 months and do not overwinter. The lifespan is often dictated by its surroundings and can vary.
Live hives are available for delivery from May – July 2018
We are capping the feeding wicks on all large hives, to stop the sugar water spilling in transit. Please use the instructions provided to connect the wick back up before you release the bees. It is very important for the health of your bees that this is done.
Due to transport restrictions we are unable to deliver bees to Northern Ireland/ Scottish offshore islands/ Channel Islands
Northern Scotland postcodes and the Isle of Wight will require an extra delivery payment of £15.00 for Beepol products to be delivered. ( courier charges for certain areas) Dragonfli will contact any customers in these postcodes, by phone of email to take the extra payment. All postcodes affected are under delivery info found at the bottom of this page.
Don’t forget to add B401- anti wax moth concentrate, to your order to protect your bees from their main predator!
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