For almost two years I have been researching scientific papers, journals, books and numerous other sources, putting the information, my past experiences and new found experiences into practice with the design, development and manufacture of numerous prototype bumblebee nest boxes.
The bumblebee ‘cat flap‘ was designed to help in minimising the chances of the parasites, pests and other insects, including the wax moth, aphomia sociella, from entering the nest leading to the demise of the nest.
The bumblebee porch and bumblebee ‘cat flap’ form part of the bumblebee nest box, designed and developed by Nurturing Nature Ltd which received a Registered Design 4020826 on 15th July 2011.
See my new Registered Design award winning solitary bee box and bumblebee nest box both of which are radical, practical and educational, offering them a safer nesting environment in which you can observe the bees. Great for schools!
For more information about solitary bees and wasps visit BWARS
For more bumblebee information and to help save bumblebees join the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Stirling University