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Hornet Starter Box


» HORNET STARTER BOX Patent pending

The Hornet Nest Box made of our tried and tested SCHWEGLER wood-concrete has numerous advantages compared

to Hornet Boxes made of wood:

» Improved interior shape, which the animals prefer; more readily acceptable.

» Due to its insensitivity to weather, the durability is far longer than wood.

» Very favourable microclimate thanks to the tried and tested and durable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete material.

Wood-concrete does not warp with time, so that the microclimate in the box is not disrupted by draughts.

Also, bright light cannot enter the inside of the box.

» Very suitable for independent settlement and for relocation campaigns.

Siting: The Hornet Box can be installed at the edge of forest clearings, forest edges, in windfall areas, clear-cut

areas, park landscapes, etc., especially attached to deciduous trees. Where possible, the hanging site should not be

particularly conspicuous, to avoid provoking possible disruptions.

The direct air space, entry and exit area at the level of the Hornet Box must be free from branches. If several Nest

Boxes are installed, the distance between them must be at least 100 metres, as otherwise proper territorial fi ghts

take place between the different Hornet colonies.

Height above ground: At least 4 m.

Cleaning: From April of the following year. Leave the old nest undisturbed

throughout the winter, as "useful animals" such as Lacewings, Hornet Beetles,

etc. like to spend the winter in it.

Occupancy: From May until late summer.

Precise documents on use are supplied with the Hornet Box.

VV Start of nest construction

VV Practical example


Especially during the time in which the nest is established, unfavourable factors such as bad weather, food shortage

or the lack of suitable nesting options, which overstrain the young Hornet queen in her attempt to fi nd a dry and safe

place to build her nest and keep warm.

Here the SCHWEGLER Hornet Starter Box can help! Based on the latest Hornet conservation fi ndings, it provides

ideal climatic conditions for the young colony. The unique entrance, for which a patent is pending, minimises unwanted occupation by Birds, Bats and Mammals. The SCHWEGLER Hornet Starter

Box is suitable for beginning the

nest and as a safehouse for smaller or late Wasp or Hornet colonies. If the colony grows favourably, from a certain

size a fi lial colony is formed or the colony moves into a larger roost. We recommend our SCHWEGLER Hornet Box

(Order No. 00 360/7). In general, it is always advisable to use the Starter Box in combination with the SCHWEGLER

Hornet Box.

Siting: A minimum height of 1.5 metres is recommended, sunny locations are preferably accepted. In order to

increase acceptance. Please note that the approach area should be hardly frequented by humans. For optimum

development, the distance from the larger SCHWEGLER Hornet Box should generally be around 10 to 50 metres

(can vary depending on the surroundings).

Weight: approx. 3,9 kg.

External dimensions:

H 35 x B 16 x D 17 cm.

Entrance: l 16 mm.

Order No. 00 361/4

Hornet protection In Germany and in some parts of Austria, Hornets enjoy special protection. It has now been proven that Hornets only attack for absolute

self-defence, i.e. if they are pursued directly. Their sting is no more dangerous than that of a Bee. Only two species of Hornets live in Europe. Together with

the small species of Wasps, these belong to the family of True Hornets (Vespinae) or Eusocial Wasps (Vespidae). These in turn, like for example the Bee

family, belong to the large group (order) of Hymenoptera (meaning "membrane wing"). The Hornets feed off of nectar, fruit and plant sap, but they feed live

captured insects and larvae (animal protein) to their offspring. To do this they also catch large able-bodied insects and therefore fulfi l important regulating

tasks in the species structure of nature. If this relational structure is disrupted, the probability of mass reproduction of insect species that are undesirable

for humans, such as the Bark Beetle, increases. Did you know that a large Hornet colony feeds up to half a kilo of insects - Horsefl ies, Daddy Longlegs,

Caterpillars, Wasps, etc. - to its young daily?

Weight: approx. 14.5 kg.

External dimensions:

25 x 28 x 60 cm.

Order No. 00 360/7



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