Bumblebee Nest Box Accessories
Find out more about the accessories for your Bumblebee Nest Box
Read more here about this major pest of bumblebees and why we need to do something about them. Although today it would be frowned upon to dig up wild bumblebee populations for science studying, even Sladen in his popular book on bumblebees, recognised that under his care, bumblebee nests once rid of parasites, often succeeded better than if left alone.
Bee Flap to exclude pests
The bumblebee cat flap is my way of addressing the problems created by predators, parasitises and pests of bumblebees. They are suffering from pesticides, lack of habitat, lack of forage and other hazards, they need our help to survive and pollinate our crops and wild flowers!
Read more here how the bumblebee cat flap imitates what happens in nature. Full instructions come when purchasing, as to how you can train your bumblebees!
Read more here how during trials, the bumblebee cat flap foiled an attack by another pest, the cuckoo bumble bee.
Tinted viewing window
The Bumblebee nest box makes a great educational experience for all and the red tinted window comes as standard making it ideal for school grounds, university grounds and of course your garden!
Read about the red tinted window here with its advantages and easy viewing capabilities.
Read here about the bumblebee porch by Nurturing Nature, specifically designed to benefit bumblebees, comes fitted to all bumblebee nest boxes as standard. Inside the tunnel is the mouse excluder, read about it here. No deliveries in time for Xmas from now.
The bumblebee porches are also sold as a separately to affix by screws/glue to some existing bumblebee nest boxes, enabling them to be converted and take advantage of the numerous benefits it offers.
Creating a false underground nest entrance
Read here how the Nurturing Nature bumblebee nest box can easily be adapted to cater for species of bumblebees that nest above, on or underground by creating a what scientist call a ‘false underground’ nest.