Bumblebee pests, enemies, etc.

From Academia to Sunday Times Bestseller! A Sting in the Tale The frustrated Professor! Prof. Dave Goulson is passionate about bumblebees. He is one of the UK’s top bumblebee researchers and probably the world as well! However he was frustrated. Why? He enjoys his job which involves writing papers, journals and increasing knowledge about bumblebees. But the world of being […]

Tree bumblebee with wax moth larvae inside Possibly due to their elevationed positions, many tree bumblebees nests are prone to attack by the wax moth, aphomia sociella. The tell tale signs are a very thick, strong web like structure in and around the inside of the nest itself. Of the 2 tree bumblebee nest boxes […]

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“All my articles and videos, available free, are funded by my  teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Please help by spreading the word and forwarding this link to your friends and colleagues. http://nurturing-nature.co.uk  Thank you” George Pilkington   Click here for pricing and to buy any of the accessories for your Bumblebee Nest Box […]

Deluxe bumblebee nest box visited by cuckoo bumblebee All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Cuckoos and their rather anti social behaviour are known to many people. Yet were you aware there are cuckoo bumblebees? Queen bumblebees emerging after hibernation may have to […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Click here for pricing and to buy any of the accessories for your Bumblebee Nest Box For almost two years I have been researching scientific papers, journals, books and numerous other sources, putting the information, my […]

All my articles, videos and work are funded by my teaching and sales of award winning bumblebee nest boxes, solitary bee boxes,  and wormeries. Many species of bumblebee have black and yellow stripes, an obvious warning sign in nature to predators that hunt by sight. Only females, i.e. queens and workers, have a poisonous sting as well. You would think […]

Bumblebees face many dangers and besides number decreasing through lack of habitats, lack wild flowers to forage, fewer nesting sites, pesticides and modern agriculture practices and predators there is the deadly wax moth….