UK Standard Delivery: £4.95
*Please note: Bee vouchers must be received by 1st July 2016 for last delivery of bees on 14th July 2016. If bee vouchers are received after this date your bees will be dispatched from Spring 2017.
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
You will receive your delivery 2 workings days after placing your order
UK Standard Delivery (standard items and all orders over £25.00): £4.95
UK Light Items Delivery (small items): £2.95
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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return unwanted goods to us in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund (excluding original delivery charge). If an item is damaged/faulty, please notify us within 30 days.
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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 small surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode.
Royal Mail: If you have paid £2.95
If the parcel won’t fit through your letter box out and you are out when Royal Mail try to deliver, the driver will leave a card asking you to collect your item from your local delivery office or arrange a redelivery.
Courier: If you have paid £4.95
You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (such as leave in the garage if out) when you place your order. If you are not in and you have not provided ‘if out’ instructions the driver will leave a card asking you to call the phone number on the card to arrange a re-delivery or to arrange to collect the parcel from your local depot (low cost local charges apply). *Please note maximum limit for delivery messages in 50 characters.
If your order is for a gift add 'Gift' to the Comments section when you place your order, or if you are ordering over the phone just let us know and we will email you the receipt instead of including it in the parcel. There will be no other indication of price in the parcel.