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The Big Bee and Bug Biome

The Big Bee and Bug Biome

The Big Insect Biome is a multi-chambered, multi-species insect retreat which provides opportunities for insect study.
Only: £49.96 Robin
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Product Details

This premium insect study centre is a fascinating educational product that offers a variety of of chambers for a wide range of insects giving a great opportunity for all the family to learn about beneficial insects.

It consists of a multi-insect dormitory at the top which provides shelter and habitat for solitary bees, ladybirds, lacewings, spiders and beetles. Pull-out out inspection tubes to allow inspection of developing egg cells in the perspex in addition to the full length mason bee / leafcutter bee holes which form an attractive swirl on the front of the Biome.

Other insects may take shelter in the pine cone filled refuge holes or the litter critter zone at the base of the Biome. The sides of the Biome have perspex inspection windows to allow this insect world to be observed.

Finally on the ledge at the bottom is a nectar feeding terrace designed for butterflies.

The Biome is beautifully crafted from solid FSC timber which provides insulation for the sheltering and overwintering insects. The textural quality of the different habitats from the pine cones to drilled bee holes are not only practical but aesthetically pleasing.

Siting

The Biome should be sited in a warm sheltered position—ideally to catch the morning sun, approx 1 - 2.5 meters high.

Monitoring & Inspection

The centre is designed so that inspection is made as easy and convenient as possible. Care should be taken when inspecting the various habitats to ensure that bee cells and dormant insects are not damaged or disturbed.

Maintenance

These units are made from quality FSC timber and maintenance should be minimal.

What Species Might Use My Habitat?

Solitary bees, lacewings, ladybirds, moths, butterflies etc

Additional Information

Paper bee tubes also available as an optional extra

These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.

If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)

Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.

 

Features:

Fun, educational & interactive

Offers a wide variety of insect habitats

Solid FSC timber construction

Attractive garden feature

Packed in attractive gift box

Paper bee tubes also available as an optional extra

Dimensions (approx) (H x W x D): 800h x 300w x 200d

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