Mealworms are the larvae of the Yellow Mealworm Beetle (Tenebrio molitor)- which is a native British beetle - considered very important post-harvest pests, and not one we wish to see in our farm barns!
The larvae feed on germs of damp, stored grain and milled cereals and they make an excellent high protein food for insectiverous wild birds, such as tits, wrens and robins. The larvae are made up of 48% crude protein and 40% fat- and as such, mealworms are a fantastic source of energy and water, especially for young garden bird fledglings before they leave the nest.
Freeze dried mealworms are an excellent alternative for those people who would prefer not to handle live mealworms.They provide the protein- without the wriggling! A similar analogy would be raisins and grapes - raisins are a much more concentrated energy source than the succulent grapes.
Free Delivery on dried mealworm products when accompanying a seed order. If customers would like to order dried mealworms without seed, we are happy to dispatch, but will add £4.85 P&P.
Great prices on our Dried Mealworms - when you buy a 5kg Mega Box of dried mealworms now only £1.10/100g.