Beepol Large Hive Pre order (2018 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 2018

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!




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Gifts for the gardener that has it all..

This season we have prepared a number of unique bee gifts, letting you treat yourself, or a loved one, to one of these wonderful garden additions, all delivered in time for Christmas.

Our customer favourite Beepol Villa with live colony is available for delivery before christmas, this comes with a voucher for live bees delivered next spring.

We are also happy to announce the return of our Solitary bee nester kit with live solitary bee cocoons delivered in the spring, there are only 50 of these exclusive gifts available so snap them up quickly!

Already have a Beepol villa or Queen Bee hive? Receive a gift wrapped Large Hive voucher ready to take delivery of your colony next year.




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 4 sizes     M, L, XLXXL