Beepol Large Hive (2017 delivery)

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Price: £95.00

The large Beepol Bumblebee hive is a larger colony of bumblebees suitable for use in the Beepol Villa and Queen Beehive. This is the Beepol product to choose if you have had a Beepol Villa/ Queen Beehive & large hive and now need another live hive to replace last years colony..

Each large Beepol Bumblebee hive has a Queen workers and eggs. The large hive is supplied with about 60-80 workers at the start but will build up to much higher numbers. The hive is also supplied with a sugar water internal food source. Each colony will normally  live about 2-3 months depending on conditions and weather.

Large Beepol Bumblebee hives contain a native species of bumblebee; Bombus terristris audax.

Hive box measurements - W- 24cm / H - 19.5cm / D - 27cm

Beepol Garden hives will die out naturally after 2-3 months and do not overwinter. The lifespan is often dictated by its surroundings and can vary.

Live hives are available for delivery from May - July.

We are capping the feeding wicks on all large hives, to stop the sugar water spilling in transit. Please use the instructions provided to connect the wick back up before you release the bees. It is very important for the health of your bees that this is done. 

Due to transport restrictions we are unable to deliver bees to Northern Ireland/ Scottish offshore islands/ Channel Islands

Northern Scotland postcodes  and the Isle of Wight will require an extra delivery payment of £15.00 for Beepol products to be delivered. ( courier charges for certain areas) Dragonfli will contact any customers in these postcodes, by phone of email to take the extra payment. All postcodes affected are under delivery info  found at the bottom of this page.

Don't forget to add B401- anti wax moth concentrate, to your order to protect your bees from their main predator!

Available for delivery from the spring of 2017



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Bumblebee deliveries

Our 2017 bumblebee delivery season has begun!

Still time to order your live colony, as we are delivering though to mid-July.

If you already have Beepol Villa or Queen Beehive, you will only need to order the bees this year.

As usual, we will be pre-treating the cardboard with B401 to protect against wax moth attacks, but you will need to treat the wood on the Villa or Queen Beehive yourself.

If you have not had our bees before, then the Villa and bees will be delivered together with the bees in the spring ( May -July).

 The Villa 2017 also comes with a gift voucher for the large bumblebee colony making it a great present idea or can be pre-ordered  with a live colony for delivery this spring ( May - July)

Red Mite Season

The warmer temperatures are perfect for Red Mite ( Chicken Mite) to increase in numbers.

ANDROLIS is the name of the product for controlling red mite and northern fowl mite on all birds.

It contains predatory mites that feed on red mite. They kill all stages of the parasites from egg to adult.

Red bird mite [ Dermanyssus gallinae ] causes significant stress to infected birds and anemia, which  sometimes leads to death. Birds show signs of nervousness and even cannibalism.

Chickens/ hens  and other birds infected with Red Mite also see a drop in egg laying.

ANDROLIS is easy to use and is 100% safe to the birds, the environment and humans.

Androlis is available in 3 sizes M, L XL