Ceramic Bumblebee Nester
Wildlife Worlds Ceramic Bee Skep, is designed with a keen eye on tradition. This delightful design emulates straw skeps from many centuries ago when you kept bees in baskets.
This version, however, is much tougher than its traditional counterpart, made of hi-fired glazed ceramic. This frost-resistant nester provides a dry and ventilated home for bumblebees and small mammals such as voles, mice and shrews.
Note: Bumblebees often set up home in old mouse nests. So, don’t be disappointed if you get a furry resident in the first year.
Bumblebees orient by sight, so place the skep in a visible area they can easily find and return to. It is important to have sufficient contrast between the skep and its surroundings. Avoid placing it in direct sun, and try to keep it sheltered from the wind. Good locations include hedge bottoms, raised banks, or flower borders. Do not use in freezing temperatures. Store for winter.
- Includes natural nesting material and instructions for siting and use
- Dimensions: 7.5" x 8.3" x 7.1"
- Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Materials: Ceramic
- Color: Orange/Gold
Want to identify what bees and bumble bees are working in your garden and using your new nester? This booklet is an excellent resource: Common Native Bees of Eastern United States .
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