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As the only available ones on the market, these products combine an bee hotel and a bumblebee house!
Bumblebee house is, as its name suggests, a shelter used only by bumblebees due to its special construction, which does not use any other insects. It is constructed as a built-in hallway filled with wool in which the bee creates its home. Bumblebees are very helpful, active and amiable pollinator for every garden.
Bee hotel create hiding places for beneficial insects in your garden during the summer and in the winter for hibernation. The most frequent guests are lacewings, solitary bees, bumblebees, ladybugs,... These tiny non-aggressive insects help to pollinate your garden and increase your crop. Ladybirds also effectively eliminate aphids.
An important element for attracting new inhabitants is a warm filing inside the bumblebee box. I use high-quality handmade fleece from endangered Czech sheep called "Valaška" from a flock of the Stránské association in Jeseníky. They have been looking after these sheep and have been responsible for their spread since 2005 when there were only 187 left in the Czech Republic. I am happy to support this Czech breed by purchasing their fleece. More information to be found HERE. The bumblebee box CONTAINS fleece (warm filling) for one season!
Successfully tested in my own garden in Brno. Hand made from czech FSC wood.
Various shapes and colors on request, simple installation on the tree or wall and cleaning. The bumblebee box is almost maintenance-free: you just need to open it after the bumblebee season (in around November) finishes, and replace the inner filling made of fleece for a new one - you can buy one HERE. Store a clean bumblebee box at home and hang it outside again in the spring.
Each Bumblebee house is accompanied by the information booklet and instructions for use.
And by the way, in the garden you can eat and dance, embroider and sleep, read and make love and again read, water you flowers and dry your clothes, write poetry and loaf about, sunbath, pray and raise children, to shoot at the target or just cast a shadow. In the garden one can also die, but it is better to live the garden.
Everything you would like to know about Bumblebee boxes is HERE
Everything you would like to know about Bee hotels is HERE