Professional bumblebee house

A tried and tested bumblebee house (Warre style). The bumblebee houseoffers enough interior space to accommodate larger bumblebee species (over 450 cm2). The hexagon made of solid larch has a diameter of 32-34 cm and a height of 30 cm, with the roof it is about 44 cm high.
The bumblebee house is also a bumblebee observation house. A removable canopy covers the upper ceiling with a viewing window made of transparent polycarbonate.
I use a protective flap (Krenz) to cover the escape opening which limits the entry of foreign intruders into the hive (18 mm opening). The feeding pipette facilitates the work - it is not necessary to open the hive (if the queen is housed).
The exit hole is at 2/3 of the height of the bumblebee - the hole in the wood is L-shaped (I do not use a plastic gooseneck). The bumblebee is easy to dismantle - the connection between the hexagons is sealed with a felt gasket and a lever lock.
The lower part can be removed separately. You can check the bumblebee nest under a red light that does not disturb the bumblebees.
185.00 € 200.00 €

Alternatively, you can also remove uninvited visitors, especially moth caterpillars (they feed on wax).
There is also a ventilation in the ceiling, covered with a triple net, and a feeder pipette ending inside the hive with a feeding tray for flower pollen or sweet juice. I mainly use raw cotton for the nest lining and supplement it with a piece of moss and sheep wool for natural smells. The bedding must be fluffed up/cleaned before nesting.
The bumblebee sits on larch shavings. In places where there is a risk of ant infestation, I recommend lifting the bumblebee above the ground with metal feet (screws/screws) placed in oil-filled trays (included).

INFO: Total external dimensions without roof: approx. 31 x 35 with roof is 44 cm high.
For better durability I burn the bumblebee with a torch and then paint it twice with beeswax mixed with fermage.
The easiest way to house the hive is to trap a queen bumblebee in a butterfly net - the net is included.
You can increase the durability of the hive by painting the bumblebee house with sunflower/flax oil after the winter. The bumblebee house will last for many years.