Earthy, waterproof, also suitable for natural settlement.
I do not supply a protective flap for this type, at the suggestion of customers who prefer natural settlement.
Pattern 2021 has an enlarged space above the nest, thus increasing the total hive space. At the same time I take care of the removal of moisture and a practical exit to the opening. There is a "mossy" layer at the bottom to catch excess moisture, and a cloth pad hangs over it to support the nest filled with raw cotton (loosen it up before settling). The sloping cavity opens into a circular space above the nest - for ease, the bumblebees have two veneer bridges on the sides that extend into the nest space. A small feeder for sweet juice or moistened pollen completes the space. The partially buried bumblebee nest replaces burrows often inhabited by rodents. Preferably place the bumblebee hive near flowers that are visited by bumblebees. Dew-leaved susans, lungwort or smoke trees are attractive.
The bumble bee nesting site is about 16 x 16 cm in size.
The bumblebee house for self-population consists of:
Waterproof floor nest with padding and lining.
Removable lid with adjustable ventilation holes covered with double mesh on both sides
Ant protection - adhesive strips
Newly added tray (oil bath)
Newly glued to the top of the plastic cover with an ant guard - double-sided adhesive tape (remove the white film before use).
The inside walls of the earth bumblebee are padded with fabric to hold the nest and make it easier for the bumblebees to climb to the opening. The nest itself is made of raw cotton. The lower part, designed to trap moisture, contains dry moss/wooden wool/hay. The passage to the bumblebee hive is drilled with a diameter of 19 mm. The bumblebee hive has a vent in the upper lid that can be regulated.