INSECT CONSERVATION STUDY CENTRE
The Rolls Royce of insect houses. The new Insect Conservation Study Centre features 5 different study chambers including including Nesting tubes, Clear nest tubes, Lacewing Chamber, Solitary Bee Hive and the BIG BUG magnified area.
Dimensions: H-80cm, W-30cm, D-20cm
This unique solitary beehive is designed specifically to attract non swarming bees such as the Red Mason bee. Interactive box with individual cell trays for inspection/cleaning plus laminated Bee Guide (stainless steel bolts running through nesting trays, allowing easy access to all trays). Beehive can be sited at any time of year, bees will use from late February to Autumn but other beneficial insects will use for over wintering. Can be left outdoors all winter. Non toxic finishes. FSC wood.
Weight approx 1.5Kg
Wildlife World Pollinating Bee Log
This Pollinating Bee Log is the natural home for Mason Bees and other Solitary Bees as well as a variety of over wintering insects. Vital for pollinating fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, these bees are non swarming and non aggressive and are safe with children and pets. The Log is designed to give good insulation (does not require moving inside in winter) and is filled with natural nesting tubes for the bees. SITING - The Log can be hung on a wall or from trees, pergolas or pole systems with the special strengthened seagrass hanging ropes. Position in a warm place near nectar sources to catch the morning sun. Ideally 3ft to 7ft high (up to 3 mtrs).
Dimensions: 160x160x160 - 1.5KG
Ceramic Bee / Bird Nester
The New Wildlife World CBN2 Ceramic Bird and Bee Nester is an attractive dual purpose habitat for small birds and bumble bees. Every spring, nest boxes put up for small birds are regularly used by nesting bumble bees. In response to this demand, we have developed the CBN2 to cater for both birds and bees.The ceramic construction provides an attractive and functioning nester which can either be installed for birds and bees on a tree, side of a building or similar with the bracket provided, or can be installed at ground level for bumble bees. The latest model** features a cream painted apex roof as well the raised plug in the central part of the base in order to keep the interior floor perfectly dry. .Beautiful in its appearance, the nester is suitable for any modern garden and can help provide a safe and dry nesting site for blue tits, coal tits and other small birds, as well as important pollinating bumble bees.Siting: For birds and bees, the nester can be fixed to a tree, building or similar location at the normal height for a bird box (7 - 10 ft high) and in a location that is not easily accessable to predators. If the nester is to be offered exclusively for bumble bees, it can be located low, or on the ground in a sheltered position in dappled sunlight. Under a hedgerow or adjacent to a wall line is ideal.
Dual habitat offers nest site to both bumble bees and small birds
Ceramic construction offers a safe and dry nesting habitat.
Supplied with FSC timber bracket for mounting on tree or building
Base has raised wooden floor to protect from rain
Attractive design enhances any patio, garden or wildlife area.
Width: 195 mm
Weight: 1.97 kg
The Bumble Bee Nester is constructed from thick durable timber (Cedar/Larch). It is important that nesting bees are kept dry. There is a hinged roof which can be opened to reveal an internal viewing window. The box comes supplied with dry nesting material. The nester should be sited low down in a hedge or wall in a sheltered south facing position. FSC wood.
Weight approx 2.22kg
Bee Habitats (Bumblebees) BBN3 - Bumblebee Nester Kit
Bumblebee nesters are designed to encourage nesting of wild bumblebees and it may take considerable effort and time to achieve occupation. In the UK this may be partially due to the decline of bumblebees as occupancy rates in other European countries are generally higher.
Wildlife World continues to develop our bee nesters and techniques with the assistance of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, customer feedback and other research sources.
Bumblebee species have been in decline for many years. Insecticides, intensive agriculture and manicured gardens may be to blame. Bumblebees are essential pollinators of flowers, fruits and herbs and are also used commercially to increase yields. Simple nest sites can be provided, but the bumblebee Nester ensures a dry and safe space for the bees and is a fantastic educational tool.
It is very important that nesting bees are kept dry and accordingly the Wildlife World Bumblebee Nester is constructed from thick durable timber (Cedar/Larch/Alder) and re-cycled plastic from agricultural sources. (By the nature of being re-cycled the plastic roof cover may vary in colour). The overhanging roof can be opened to reveal an internal and removable viewing window. Vent holes are provided for good air flow.
A back timber strap is incorporated to allow the nester to be fixed in an elevated location (up to 2 metres high). The front elevation features a combination of white, yellow and blue colours which our research indicates acts as an attractor to queen bumblebees.
Wildlife World Butterfly Habitat Feeder
This attractive Butterfly Habitat combines a safe over wintering and interactive habitat with a central feed station. The central feed sponge can be charged with a sugar/water solution to encourage and help butterflies or it can be soaked with Wildlife World Butterfly Attractant to encourage colourful butterflies (with the exception of the Cabbage White) to the feed station/habitat. Butterflies will use the house for roosting. The following may also use the house for hibernating: Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock (often found in sheds and outbuildings) and the Comma Butterfly. Less commonly, the Silver Winged Fritillary may use the box to lay eggs (preferably sited in mature trees) The chrysalis could be formed on the roof or internal branches.
(H. 365mm W. 160mm D. 170mm - Approx Weight 1.10KG)
A natural habitat for ladybirds and other beneficial insects. The Ladybird Tower has a central chamber filled with natural material. There are many holes drilled at an upward angle for the insects to reach the insulated and safe inner chamber. If necessary a roof panel may be removed for inspection or cleaning.
SITING: There is a ground pole provided so the tower is easy to site into lawns, sheltered flower beds, wooded glades or even in planters. Site out of prevailing winds in a warm spot.
MAINTENANCE The roof and base are Oak, Larch or similar durable timber so no preservatives should be used as it may be harmful to the ladybirds. The tower may be used to release larvae with food source. FSC wood.
H. 480mm with pole
Approx Weight: 750g
Solar Insect Theatre
Constructed from durable FSC Timber, the Insect Theatre features unique solar lighting with its own storage batteries that automatically light up at dusk attracting Moths, Lacewings, Butterflies and other interesting flying insects into the Theatre. The light then automatically turns off at dawn to reveal the insects inside. Plant material or sturdy branches can be introduced into the Theatre through the access door at the side which can also be used to remove insects to study. The lower shelf has several Solitary Bee nesting holes as added habitat. SITE - The chamber should be sited in a warm area in dappled sunlight out of prevailing winds approximately 1-2 mtrs high.
(H. 320mm W. 205mm D. 170mm - Approx Weight 1.4kg)
This new small double chambered insect habitat (top varying size canes - bottom solid bored timber) is ideal for hanging in a sheltered garden or house wall or orchard. This is a general insect habitat. The holes may be used by solitary bees such as Mason Bees or Leafcutter Bees, which are non aggressive and excellent for pollinating in the garden, helping to increase fruit yields. The durable roof and solid timber construction give excellent insulation for over wintering Ladybirds and Lacewings. Site using back hanger or central hanging chain if preferred in a sheltered spot, preferably to catch the morning sun. FSC wood.
Approx Weight: 1.5kg
Mason / Orchard Bee Box
This unique solitary beehive is designed to specifically attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason/Orchard Bee. These bees are naturally attracted to holes in wood and the Wildlife World nester provides habitat that has become harder to find in modern gardens. This special design is constructed from durable FSC timber and may be located in a variety of ways; it may be located on its base, hung from the rear hanger or with the rear hanger removed screwed to a wall/fence so that its base is against the wall/fence. The nester features variable sized cardboard tubes for bee egg laying with an adjustable wooden clamp that keeps the tubes packed tightly and resists removal by woodpeckers.
BPL Beepol Lodge with Live Bees
A Live Colony of Native Bumble Bees
The Beepol Lodge is a live, moveable colony of native pollinating bumble bees (species: Bombus terrestris audax) for the garden, orchard, vegetable plot, or simply for education and interest.
The purchase of the Beepol Lodge comes complete with a voucher for a colony of bumble bees which is delivered to you by special courier. The bees will be delivered to you in a special carton which is designed to fit directly into the wooden lodge and once inserted a small inner door in the carton is opened to release the bees into the lodge. Soon the worker bumble bees will be out to investigate and shortly afterwards will get active in your garden.
Bumble bees are great pollinators and will increase your fruit, vegetable and flower crops and are widely used in commercial horticulture for this purpose. One of the main advantages of the bumble bee is that they will work in all weather conditions, when other bees are not active, making the bumble bee one of the most popular bees for the garden.
The Lodge features an inner doorway which can be set to only allow incoming bees, which gives the option of allowing movement of the hive at night to a new pollinating area.
In the late autumn the workers will die off and the new queens will spend the winter period underground.
Replacement colonies for the Beepol Lodge are available annually.
Sitting Instructions: The lodge should be installed on a tree, building or platform in a quiet/secluded area of the garden where it will be inaccessible to unsupervised children and pets. Entrance holes should offer a clear flight path, offering easy access for the bees.
•Solid FSC cedar lodge
•Colony of bumble bee workers plus queen
•Boosts the pollination of flowers in your garden
•Helps to increase crop yield for fruit and vegetables
•Contributes to the conservation of British bumble bees
Observing Your Hive
After a week, your bumble bees would have settled into their new location and will already be bringing back pollen and nectar to the nest. Since the Beepol hive has a clear plastic top, you, might decide to inspect the nest from time to time. It is not necessary to do this, but if you choose to do so, you need to be careful not to frighten the bees.
Butterfly / Bee Nectar Feeding Station
The Butterfly/Bee Nectar Feeder can be sited in a sheltered area of the garden to attract and feed Butterflies (may also help early pollinating Bees to survive) The sheltered sponge feeder is charged with sugar/water or Attractant and the sponge can be removed for cleaning.
(H. 180mm W. 115mm D. 80mm - Approx Weight 130g)
Butterfly Food / Attractant
Butterflies are the most beautiful and delicate of garden insects. They all have very different life spans, and habitat requirements vary. This food is lab formulated using a unique blend with added essential vitamins. For use with any of the habitats with feeding sponges.
Ladybird Food Attractant
Ideal for using in conjunction with our insect houses. Reducing chemical use in the garden! Beneficial Insects like Ladybird (which eat aphids, scale insects, mealy bugs and spider mites) can be encouraged using this food/attractant into a garden area or Natural Predator Box. Other important factors to provide an attractive environment are sheltered conditions, ground cover, foliage and organic matter and non use of insecticides. Plant preferences for Ladybirds: Nettles (Urica dioica) Angelica and Dill Site: Sheltered site close to tree branches or vegetation Set up time: From early Spring onward Preparation: Food will last up to four months; keep cool and dry and mix a small amount with a drop of water in a saucer and smear on feed area or onto Predator Box feed hole or surfaces Ladybird food is non toxic and not harmful to the environment Formulated by Specialists.