The Beepol Villa is handmade in the UK from timber sourced from FSC plantations. There is a ventilation hole for air flow to the bees and to allow the hive to cool down in hot weather conditions. Sturdy wooden legs raise the villa off the ground. The grey, rough felt roof is for weather protection . The roof is detachable and helps to access the bees.The bee entrance hole is designed to lead directly into the large colony, which makes it more difficult for wax wax moths to access the colony. Villa measurements - W- 31cm / D- 34cm / H-32cm The New Beepol Villa 2017 has been designed to house the LARGE Beepol hive and will look fantastic in any garden. This version is not supplied with the live Beepol bumblebee hive, see the Beepol Villa & voucher or the Beepol Villa with large Beepol colony for Villas that include the live bees.