Telescopic Butterfly Net + Queen Bumble Bee Catcher

The set consists of a butterfly net with telescopic handle (handle 17-65 cm, diameter 20.5 cm) and a trap large enough not to damage bumblebees (diameter 3 cm).
The colour of the net depends on availability (orange, blue, pink).
When used properly, the kit minimises stress for the queen bumblebee and increases the likelihood that the queen bumblebee will settle in the prepared bumblebee house.
This method of trapping is recommended by experienced bumblebee keepers.
Always be as careful as possible when handling bumblebees, as they are protected!

* I prefer to use a matchbox instead of a tube. I leave the bumblebee in a cool place to calm down. In the evening I put the bumblebee in the hive/nest. I close everything up and open the trip hole early in the morning.

5.00 €

How do you catch a bumblebee?
March or April is a good time to catch bumblebees. Look out for bumblebees flying in your area - they are only queens. You can recognise the right queen bumblebee by the way she flies low to the ground or near walls, looking for cracks where she occasionally flies in and out - looking for a nest. Do not disturb bumblebees sitting on a flower - they are collecting pollen and have already built a nest.
Carefully place the right queen on the floor or against the wall. Lift the top of the net and the queen will fly upwards. When she reaches the top, attach the trap and carefully pull the queen in. It is best if she grows on her own. Tilt the trap so that the queen does not fly away.
Move the trap to the entrance of the bumblebee. If the queen does not climb over on her own, slowly press the plunger to bring her into the bumblebee house. When she gets in, close the entrance for a few minutes so that the light does not lure her back.
Handling the queen bumblebee should be done as carefully and quickly as possible, as it is very important to minimise her stress.
After you have opened the entrance, keep a close eye on the bumblebee. The queen usually flies out after 5-30 minutes.