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Overground Bumble Bee Box

Underground Bumble Bee Box

INSECT PROTECTION

All the different types of Bumble Bees in Central Europe are under threat to

some degree. Of the 29 species in Germany, 10 have already disappeared

from some regions. Protective measures are essential, not only because of

the rarity of these insects but also because of their importance for cultivated plants. The first step is to provide SCHWEGLER Bumble Bee Boxes,

followed by the cultivation of nectar-giving plants on which specific species

depend, such as willow catkins and fruit.

Bumble Bees are vital because of their specific characteristics. Those with

short probosces fly when temperatures are lower (i.e. between + 5 °C and

- 5 °C). By biting through the corolla tube, which contains the nectar in

some flowering plants, they allow Honey Bees and Wild Bees initial access

to nectar in the early part of the year. Bumble Bees, especially the queens,

carry four times as much pollen per flight than Honey Bees or Wild Bees,

and are considerably quicker.

Varieties with long probosces are:

Bombus pascuorum, Bombus hortorum, Bombus sylvarum, Bombus

ruderarius, Bombus humilis, Bombus subterraneus, Bombus distinguendus,

Bombus veteranus.

Those with short probosces are: Bombus terrestris, Bombus mesomelas,

Bombus lapidarius, Bombus pratorum, Bombus hypnorum.

» BUMBLE BEE BOXES patented

» OVERGROUND BUMBLE BEE BOX, D.B.P.

Siting: Private gardens, plant nurseries, orchards, parks, etc. Ideal for

observing the various stages in the development of Bumble Bees because

the lid can be opened at any time. The Bumble Bees will colonise these

boxes on their own but details are also provided on how to place the queen

in the box.

Material: Durable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.

Colour: Olive green coating.

Includes: Supplied complete with wool nesting material sufficient for one

season. Annual replacement sets can be obtained ( Order No. 00 352/2) and

include a cardboard entrance tube and wool nesting material. Instructions

are supplied.

Dimensions: height 38 x width 38 x depth 54 cm.

Weight: approx. 18.5 kg.

Order No. 00 350/8

VV Overground Bumble Bee Box VV Bumble Bee nest VV Underground Bumble Bee Box VV During installation

» UNDERGROUND BUMBLE BEE BOX, D.B.P.

Siting: This box is placed under the soil and is left for the queen to

colonise. Being underground it is relatively safe from interference or

vandalism and can therefore also be placed outside gardens or on public

land without attracting any attention.

Material: Durable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.

Includes: Supplied complete with moisture-repellent nest wool. An annual

replacement set can be ordered separately (Order No.00 356/0). Instructions

are included.

Dimensions: height 22 x width 41 x depth 36 cm.

Weight: approx. 11.5 kg.

Order No. 00 355/3

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