UK Standard Delivery: £4.95
End Of Season: In Stock May 2018
*Please note: Bee deliveries for vouchers sent after Tuesday 11th July will be dispatched from May 2018. The last week of bee deliveries for 2017 will be W/C 24th July.
This excellent Beepol Lodge will improve the quality and yield of fruit and veg and ornamentals. Bumble bees are impressive pollinators, carrying heavy loads at a time, and even work during low light, strong wind and drizzle.
You will be sent the hive (Lodge) and a voucher for your bees. Once you've set up your Beepol hive send off your bee voucher to arrange the delivery of your bees. You will be sent a queen bee, 60-80 worker bees and eggs all reared in disease free, hygienic conditions and packed in a carton that fits onto the lodge for easy transfer.
Our Beepol Lodge is the recently upgraded version is made from durable FSC sourced timber and has a new grey felt roof for increased weather protection and longer life. The detachable roof and entrance hole at the front gives the bees easy access to the colony and the ventilation hole at the back helps to keep air circulating in the hive on warm days. The solid wooden legs raise it above the ground and make it easy to place on a variety of different surfaces.
The bumblebee colony that sits inside the Villa can be viewed when the wooden detachable lid is removed.
Maintenance free and contains:
Hive measures W31cm x D34cm x H32cm
Hive can be placed in a shady place out of rain and direct sunlight
Supplied with full siting and cultural information
The Beepol colony will produce new queens each year which will hibernate. This stunning Beepol Villa is ideal for large gardens or for incorporating into landscape features and designs. Replacement colonies are available if required.
Hand Crafted in England
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Dimensions: W41cm x D39cm x H40cm
The humble bumble bee is gentle and slow, trundling around the garden collecting pollen and nectar.
Because they live in small nests bumble bees never swarm.
You don't need a bee suit or any other specialist equipment for use with the Beepol Lodge, the bees will look after themselves.
Bumble bees are non-aggressive. Generally they will not attack a human at all, unless their life is under threat. Don't wave your arms wildly in their presence, stand quietly and once they smell you are not a flower with pollen they will move gently away.
Bumblebees are responsible for pollinating lots of plants in your garden including runner beans, broad beans, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, sunflowers, cherries, pears, plums, apples, peaches, courgettes, marrows, pumpkins, gourds, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and strawberries.
The Life Cycle of Your Bumble Bee Colony
Beepol Lodge & Colony FAQ
The maximum Mainland UK Delivery charge is £4.95
98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
When your order is dispatched you will receive an email confirming the delivery date and a one hour delivery time slot (except for FeederMats, Nutrigrow replenishments, vouchers and seeds which are sent by Royal Mail)
UK Mainland Standard Delivery: £4.95*
UK Mainland Replenishment Delivery (FeederMats, Nutrigrow refills): £2.95*
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You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (e.g. leave in garage) when you place your order. If you are not in and have not provided 'If Out' instructions the driver will leave a card with instructions of how to arrange re-delivery or collection from your local depot.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide instructions of how to return the goods. They must be returned in their oridinal condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund. (excluding original delivery chanrge). If an item is damaged / faulty please notify us within 30 days.
N:B Definition of UK Mainland
UK Mainland is defined as postcodes on mainland England, Wales and Scotland excluding the following postcodes.
AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28 , IV30-32, IV36-49, IV51-56, IV63, KA27-28, KW, PA20-38, PA41-49, PA60-70, PH4-44, and PH49-50.
Delivery to the above post codes incurs a surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode.
*We are charged a minimum of £15 for delivery to the above postcodes, Islands and Ireland and we cap our charge to those areas at £15