The Big Bee & Bug Biome
Bee & Insect hotel Features:
- Multi-insect dormitory at the top which provides shelter and habitat for solitary bees, ladybirds, lacewings,
spiders and beetles
- Perspex pull-out out inspection tubes
- A swirl of drilled insect refuge holes
- Central over-wintering area with perspex viewing panels
- Pine cone filled refuge area
- Litter critter zone
- Nectar Feeding terrace
The Big Bee & Bug Biome is a multi-chambered, multi-species insect retreat that provides fantastic opportunities for the study of insects. The Big Insect Biome is manufactured from FSC timber and features varied habitats for bees, bugs, spiders, lacewings, ladybirds, butterflies and much more.
The top section of this insect house serves as a multi-insect dormitory and nesting area. This section may be suitable for solitary bees, ladybirds, lacewings, spiders and beetles. Further down the insect hotel there are two interactive pull-out inspection plugs that house perspex tubes, here you can observe and monitor solitary bee egg cells. The pine cones mark the insect refuge holes that provide shelter from predators for other insect species like wood wasps and earwigs.
The swirling design of wooden holes provide a variety of hole diameters to suit a wider range of insects and solitary bee species such as the mason bee and leafcutter bee. The lowest chamber is the litter critter zone which can be filled with damp leaves and soil to provide a cooler zone for millipedes, centipedes and other beetle species. The Litter Critter Zone can be filled with a thin layer of soil and a mix of damp leaves. Insects you might see will include, woodlice, centipedes millipedes, earwigs and beetles. The litter critter zone also has as an insect feeding terrace which incorporates easy-clean nectar cups for butterfly feeding.
The Big Bee and Insect Biome has glazed side panels to allow inspection and access for topping up natural nesting material.
Full Instructions are included.
Bee & Insect Biome Dimensions:
- H 650mm W 270mm L 155mm
- Weight 3.6kg