The Beepol Bumblebee Hive consists of a live colony of Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris audax) designed for use in your own garden. These bees are UK native and known as the Buff-tailed Bumblebee. Each colony includes:
* A Queen bee
* Around 50-60 worker bees
* Bumblebee eggs
* An internal liquid food supply (housed underneath the colony)
Bumblebees are fantastic pollinators and wonderful to observe at work in, and around, the garden. We expect each colony to last between 8-12 weeks, which is the general life cycle of British Bumblebee colonies. However new queens will be produced that will create colonies of their own in the local environment in subsequent years.
Beepol hives will naturally complete their life cycle after 2-3 months and do not overwinter. The lifespan is often dictated by its surroundings and can vary depending on weather and available pollen.
Hive box measurements - W- 24cm / H - 19.5cm / D - 27cm
The 2022 season has now sold out! Any orders placed will be put in the queue for when the 2023 season is ready next May.