"I bought lacewing larvae for a couple of years now and they’ve had a great affect on the aphids, so last autumn we put up a lacewing chamber too. Now I must admit that I was a little sceptical that it would actually work, but left it out and then stored it away for the winter. I put it out at the end of April (I only remembered when loads of aphids appeared on my roses) and I was pleasantly surprised to see little lacewing larvae just a couple of days later. Suffice to say the roses are now aphid free and the apple tree has stayed aphid free. Many thanks for bringing to my attention a great natural product that really works." Regards Duncan

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Ladybird, Bee and Butterfly Houses - A range of houses designed to encourage beneficial insects and wildlife to breed and over-winter in your garden. Positioning a ladybird house, bee house, lacewing chamber, frog box, etc will encourage beneficial insects / animals to feed, breed & over winter in YOUR garden. The range includes :-

  • Ladybird Houses - BOTH freestanding and wall hanging ladybird houses to attract ladybirds.
  • Solitary and Bumble Bee Houses
  • Beepol Bumble Bee Hives and Beepol Lodge.
  • Bee Houses - For BOTH solitary and Bumble Bees.
  • Lacewing Chamber complete with straw insert and attractant.
  • Butterfly House and Feeder
  • New - Wildlife Seeds (for Ladybirds, Bees and Butterflies) and Seed Mats (for Bees and Butterflies).

Beepol Bumblebees & Lodge

Beepol Bumble Bee Box and Beepol Lodge – Bumblebees are one of the most important pollinators in the garden, pollinating fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, but their numbers are decreasing. This recent decline in bumblebee numbers has been widely reported, so why not position a LIVE colony of bumblebees in your garden to boost their numbers and ensure pollination of YOUR plants.  

N.B. Bumble Bees have now finished for this year - they will be available again in April 2015. You can still buy a Lodge with a VOUCHER (to give as a gift), which can be redeemed NEXT year.

 

Native British Bumble Bees - Bumblebees are widely used in commercial horticulture to pollinate crops and now you too can release native buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris audax) in YOUR garden. Bumblebees are responsible for pollinating lots of plants in your garden including runner beans, broad beans, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, sunflowers, cherries, pears, plums, apples, peaches, courgettes, marrows, pumpkins, gourds, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and strawberries. It is better to release bumblebees to increase pollination because bumblebees visit more flowers, carry heavier loads and are active at lower temperatures than honeybees. Bumblebees also use “buzz pollination”, which helps pollinate a wider variety of plants.

Beepol Bumble Bee Box – Native live bumble bees delivered straight to your door. Available between April and July (finished for this year), this maintenance free hive contains a queen and approx 30 workers  ready for release in YOUR garden. The Beepol Bumble Bee Box is NOT weatherproof and needs to be placed under cover i.e. in a greenhouse OR place it inside the Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge (see below).

Beepol Bumble Bee Box – Once in position, the Bumble Bee Box can survive for between 8-12 weeks during which time the population increases to 200 / 300 bees. They can be observed going about their work, as they bring pollen back to the hive. The Beepol Bumble Bee Box has been designed to educate as well as pollinate and features a clear viewing panel, so you can observe the colony as it develops. Bumblebees are released through an easy to use trap door system, which is very safe to use PLUS it can also be used to hold bees in the hive if it needs to be moved to a new position i.e. if you want to move it from a greenhouse out into the garden. After 8-12 weeks the queen bee dies, but before she does, she produces young queens that will leave the hive to hibernate before establishing fresh new colonies in the following spring. The whole process can then be repeated with a fresh hive ANYTIME between April and July.

 

 

"I just wanted to say  a huge thank you – the bees arrived this morning and they are very much alive and buzzing! Opened them up according to the instructions and the affect was almost immediate – 30+ bees flying backwards and forwards to the hive – it’s  a lovely sight! I cannot thank you enough for your prompt service." Kindest regards, Andrea

 

"Hello Jon, I was intrigued by your offer of a bumble bee hive and some months back took possession of one. We have a lot of fruit bushes and trees and wanted to increase our chances of pollination. The results have been great and we have thoroughly enjoyed watching them hard at work." David Walker by email

 

 

Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge - The Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge is a hand crafted bumble bee house made in the UK from durable FSC timber and has been designed specifically to house the Beepol Bumble Bee Box. The Lodge provide an attractive, long lasting, safe and secure home for the bumble bees. These newly designed lodge now features an improved roof for increased weather protection, an anti-wax moth entrance, extra ventilation holes and extra insulation.

Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge - The Beepol Lodge is the ultimate wildlife feature for your garden, providing a fascinating and permanent place of residence for your very own bumblebee colony. Bumblebee colonies do not survive the winter, so place a fresh Beepol Bumble Bee Hive in the lodge each spring, ensuring every summer you can enjoy the sight and sounds of British bumblebees hard at work in your garden. The Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge has a hinged roof for access and for viewing the Bumblebee colony. It stands on wooden legs to keep the hive off the ground. The entrance hole is the correct size and shape for bumblebees and we have even provided a landing ledge for them to rest on when they return to the hive with heavy loads of pollen! The entrance holes are now protected by an anti-wax moth door, which allows the bees easy access but keep wax moths out. The Beepol Lodge measures - Width 33cm x Height 33cm x Depth 28cm.

Tree Lodge Bracket - This wooden bracket is available seperately as an optional extra and is used to attach the Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge to a wall, fence, or to a tree. Attach the bracket to the wall and the Beepol Bumble Bee Lodge simply sits on the bracket. This way the lodge is raised up off the ground and is ideal if you want to keep it away from children or pets or if the hive is going to be on public displays i.e. in schools.

 

Anti Wax-Moth Door - Bumblebee nests and hives can sometimes be invaded by wax moths. Wax moths lay their eggs within the bee nests and the larvae hatch and feed on the contents - a wax moth infestation is often fatal to the bumblebee nest. Signs of a wax moth infestation are initially long strands of silken webbing and then the appearance of grey/brown maggots amongst the bees brood cells. An Anti Wax-Moth Door is now available to protect exisiting BEEPOL Lodges from Wax Moths. The Anti Wax-Moth Door comprises of a trap door that attaches to the front of the BEEPOL Lodge.  The bumblebees soon learn how to push open the door to leave and return to the nest, however the Wax moths are neither strong enough or clever enough to do this! N.B. All Beepol lodges from now on WILL come with an anti wax-moth door ALREADY fitted.

 

New Big Beepol Villa – After the success of the Beepol Lodge and Box, we are pleased to add the Beepol Villa to the range, which contains a much larger Bumblebee colony - similar to those used by commercial growers for pollination of tomatoes and strawberry crops. Available NOW! 

 

New Big Beepol Villa This large Villa houses a larger Beepol Bumble Bee Box, which contains twice as many workers i.e. 50-60 workers PLUS eggs and a queen making it ideal for large gardens, orchards or for incorporating into landscape features and designs. The Big Beepol Villa is made from durable FSC sourced timber and has a recycled plastic roof for better weather protection. The Big Beepol Villa also incorporates the new anti-wax moth trap door for excluding this natural bee predator. The Big Beepol Villa is designed to be re-used each year as a new Large Beepol Bumblebee Box can be inserted each year. The Beepol Cabin measures - Width 41cm x Height 40cm x Depth 39cm. Available NOW! 

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Bee Houses, Seeds and Guide

Bees for pollination - Bees are very important to the garden's natural balance and are essential for pollination of fruit, vegetables and herbs. These bee nesting boxes are made from durable FSC wood and provide solitary bees (the blue orchard bee and the red mason bee) and bumble bees with ideal sites to lay eggs. Siting these houses in your garden will increase bee numbers leading to better pollination of flowers etc.

 

Solitary Beehive - This beehive is designed specifically to attract non-swarming, solitary bees like the red mason and the blue orchard bee. The bees are naturally attracted to the holes in the wood as this simulates natural nesting sites, which are becoming harder to find. The Red Mason Bee (Osmia rufa) is active in the garden from March to July and is responsible for pollinating top fruit and soft fruit. The Blue Orchard Bee (Osmia lignaria) is active in the garden from May to September and is an effective pollinator of summer flowers, herbs and vegetables. By attracting both species of bees to your garden, you will ensure effective pollination of plants, trees, herbs and vegetables from March until September.
 

Solitary Beehive - This wooden beehive (bees prefer wooden nesting sites) has a durable timber roof and base with wooden nesting trays in-between, which are all held together with two stainless steel bolts - this allows easy access to the entire beehive. The solitary bees then lay their eggs inside the holes and seal them with mud or chewed up vegetation, so it is easy to tell if it is being used. The following year the adults and their offspring will use the same nest again building up the numbers of bees in your garden each year. Site the solitary beehive 1-2 metres high, in a sheltered site which catches the morning sun and near scented plants. A mud supply is useful, but not essential. Height x 200mm width x 180mm depth x 160mm. Approx weight 1.5kg.

 

Bumblebees are excellent pollinators of shrubs, trees, garden flowers and vegetables and are as useful to the gardener as mason bees. Place this nest in your garden in the spring in a south facing, sheltered spot, out of direct sunlight. Position at the base of a bush or evergreen shrub or against a wall / hedge to attract a nest-seeking queen from one of the six commonest species of Bumblebees. She will establish a colony, which will be active until early Autumn.
 

New - Bumble Bee and mammal nester -  Bumble bees are as essential pollinators in the garden, but their numbers are in decline, so by positioning a nester in your garden, you can attract more to your garden. Bumblebees often nest in old mice and vole nests, so it makes a sense to have a nester which is attractive to both Bumblebees and small mammals, so once the mice or voles have moved out the Bumblebees can move in. The nester is made from FSC certified timber and recycled plastic and is finished in bright attractive colours, which have been shown to attract queen bumble bees. It comes complete with a landing platform and an overhanging roof that can be opened to reveal a removable viewing window for watching the bees. Site in a shaded area from ground level up to 2ms as required (full siting instructions are included).

    

"I received the Bee Boxes yesterday and just want to say how pleased I am with the construction, delivery and presentation - I am sure that my sister will be extremely pleased to receive them. I will certainly tell other people about and use your company again." Regards Liz Anderson

 

Bee Field Guide - This attractive 8 page laminated field guide features details on 28 species of bee, which can commonly be seen flying in our gardens. This filed guide helps you identify, understand and help the bees in your garden. The guide includes information on flight periods, distribution of each species in Britain, and useful pointers to help distinguish between similar-looking species. Each chart is laminated to make it shower-proof and robust for use outdoors. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups.

 

New Bee Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they produce nectar sought after by bees and other pollinating insects. The mixture includes 27 annual and perennial flowers, including Chrysanthumum Leucanthemum, Papaver Rhoeas, Echium Plantagineum, Lotus Corniculatus and others appreciated by bees and other pollinating insects. This bee mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days. These bee seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and mid August.

 

N.B. Other Wildlife Seed Mixtures available - We also have seed mixtures for attracting Ladybirds and Butterflies. To find out more CLICK HERE

 

NewBee / Butterfly Seed Mats – These seed mats are the easy way to introduce wildflowers into your garden. These ready seeded biodegradable mats contain mixed flower seeds that have been carefully selected to attact either bees or butterflies PLUS they control weeds too. These seed mats are made up of two layers of tissue paper with flower seeds between them.  When laid onto prepared soil and covered with a thin layer of sand, clean soil or compost these mats will suppress weeds, while encouraging the germination of flower seeds. Each seed mat measures 2m x 50cm and you can lay these seedmats from March until mid August as long as the soil temperature is above 5 deg C.

  • The Bee Seed Mat contains mixed flower seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers that are a great souce of nectar and pollen for bees. Some of the varieties included Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Golden Rod, Chrysanthemum mix, Borage, Cornflower, Verbana and many more.
  • The Butterfly Seed Mat contains a diverse range of seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers specifically designed to attract butterflies to your garden. Some of the varieties included Chrysanthemum tricolour, Ragged Robin, Cornflower, Fleabane, Knapweeds, Yarrow, Corn Camomile, Wild Marjoram and many more.

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Ladybird Houses and Accessories

Ladybird Houses - Our range of ladybird houses are designed to simulate the natural habitat sought by ladybirds for hibernation helping more of these beneficial insects survive the winter.

Special Offer - Buy a Ladybird House / mansion and 2 sachets of Ladybird Food and Attractant and save £2.00

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Ladybird House - This attractive, hand-crafted, wooden habitat for ladybirds and other beneficial insects has a central chamber filled with natural material, which provides a cosy place for them to bed down. Holes are drilled in an upward angle, so the ladybirds can reach this insulated and safe inner chamber. If necessary the roof panel may be removed for inspection or cleaning. Position next to aphid infected plants, in a sheltered, warm spot away from prevailing winds in flower beds, rose or shrub borders or even in a planter on a terrace. Dimensions 30cm high x 15cm x 15cm.  
 

Ladybird Mansion - This attractive, wall mounted Ladybird Mansion is perfect for providing all year round shelter for ladybirds and other beneficial insects. It is designed to be hung on a wall, fence or post and is ideal for positioning amongst climbing plants, which suffer from aphids i.e. climbing roses and honeysuckle. Made from FSC timber, this sturdy mansion will last for years. It features a viewing window, so you can easily check on your gardener's friends without disturbing them. Position at any time of year on a wall, tree or fence amongst climbing plants, which are affected by aphids. Will provide shelter for other insects too and may also be used by solitary bees. Height 30cm x width 13cm x depth 17cm.

  

"I received my ladybird house today and I am very impressed. It is so well made and attractive the best one I have seen. Thanks again for a lovely product." by email

 

We had a very cold night over the weekend and I was pleased to see my first ladybirds using the ladybird house in the garden." Terry by email.

"After putting your ladybird house in the garden I've had loads of ladybirds and very little trouble with aphids" Mr. A from Bath

 

"Hi there, I have just bought your ladybird house and adult ladybird package. They are feasting on my aphid infestation which is great - they're almost all gone!" Maxine by email.

Ladybird attractant and food - Mix the powder with a drop of water and use in the garden or in one of our ladybird houses. This encourages ladybirds to stay in your garden giving you free pest control. Use from early spring onwards.

"I ordered some ladybirds and food attractant and I am very impressed!!! The ladybirds went straight for the attractant that I put on some plants and on their house. It was really interesting to watch and I just wanted to say thank you for the speedy service and fantastic products. Thanks again." Tania D by email.

 

New - Ladybird Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract ladybirds. The mixture includes 28 species including Borago Officinalis, Centaurea, Anthemis and Echium and others appreciated by ladybirds. This ladyird mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days. The ladybird seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and mid August.

 

N.B. Other Wildlife Seed Mixtures available - We also have seed mixtures for attracting Bees and Butterflies. To find out more CLICK HERE

 

Ladybird Field Guide - Did you know there are 26 species of ladybirds in this country? This attractive laminated field guide has pictures and descriptions of them all to help you identify the ones in your garden.


 

Ladybird Lifecycle Models - These meticulously designed ladybird lifecycle figures are an educational accessory to go with our ladybird kit. These accurate replicas are oversized making them ideal for little hands. There are 4 stages accurately detailed - eggs, larva, pupa and adult ladybird.

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Wildlife Seed Mixtures & Seed Mats

New - Wildlife Seed Mixture - These seed mixtures contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract insects.

 

New - Wildlife Seed Mixture - Choose between 3 different seed mixtures for attracting ladybirds, butterflies and bees. These seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and mid August. These seed mixtures will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days.

 

New - Ladybird Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract ladybirds. The mixture includes 28 species including Borago Officinalis, Centaurea, Anthemis and Echium and others appreciated by ladybirds.

 

New Butterfly Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract butterflies. The mixture includes 23 annual and perennial flowers, including anethum, trifolium, agrostemma and onobrychis and others appreciated by butterflies.

 

New Bee Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they produce nectar sought after by bees and other pollinating insects. The mixture includes 27 annual and perennial flowers, including Chrysanthumum Leucanthemum, Papaver Rhoeas, Echium Plantagineum, Lotus Corniculatus and others appreciated by bees and other pollinating insects.

 

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NewBee / Butterfly Seed Mats – These seed mats are the easy way to introduce wildflowers into your garden. These ready seeded biodegradable mats contain mixed flower seeds that have been carefully selected to attact either bees or butterflies PLUS they control weeds too. These seed mats are made up of two layers of tissue paper with flower seeds between them.  When laid onto prepared soil and covered with a thin layer of sand, clean soil or compost these mats will suppress weeds, while encouraging the germination of flower seeds. Each seed mat measures 2m x 50cm and you can lay these seedmats from March until mid August as long as the soil temperature is above 5 deg C.

  • The Bee Seed Mat contains mixed flower seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers that are a great souce of nectar and pollen for bees. Some of the varieties included Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Golden Rod, Chrysanthemum mix, Borage, Cornflower, Verbana and many more.
  • The Butterfly Seed Mat contains a diverse range of seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers specifically designed to attract butterflies to your garden. Some of the varieties included Chrysanthemum tricolour, Ragged Robin, Cornflower, Fleabane, Knapweeds, Yarrow, Corn Camomile, Wild Marjoram and many more.

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Butterfly House & Accessories

Butterfly House and Feeder - Many species of butterflies are becoming rare due to habitat loss. By providing them with food and shelter you can help stop their decline. This attractive Butterfly House and Feeder is made from solid FSC timber and combines a safe over-wintering house with a special removable feed tray . 

Butterfly House and Feeder - The house provides a year round home in which butterflies and moths can roost, breed and hibernate. The special removable feed tray is designed and coloured to mimic garden flowers- the butterflies natural nectar source. It is coloured with a special ultra violet paint which is visible and attractive to butterflies. The feed tray has small nectar pots around the edge. Fill these with our own butterfly food or use sugar / water. It also has a large central pot for offering fruit. Butterflies will use these tray for feeding and be attracted to the house. Simply position in a warm sheltered spot in the morning sun to help to replace lost butterfly breeding sites. Butterflies will use the house for roosting. Small tortoiseshell, peacock and comma butterflies can use the house for hibernating. Silver winged fritillary may also use the house for breeding, laying eggs in the box and chrysalis could form on the roof. Dimensions 30cm x 15cm x 10cm.

 

"Fantastic website - my 6yr old daughter LOVED her butterfly house last year!" Louise Baser

 

Butterfly Food and attractant - A unique blend of foods and vitamins suitable for feeding butterflies and moths. Also contains an attractant based on a natural plant extract. Use to attract butterflies to the butterfly house. Use from spring onwards - simply mix 1 rounded teaspoon with water until fully dissolved and pour the mixture into the pots around the butterfly house feeding tray.

 

New Butterfly Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract butterflies. The mixture includes 23 annual and perennial flowers, including anethum, trifolium, agrostemma and onobrychis and others appreciated by butterflies. This butterfly mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days. The butterfly seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and mid August.

 

N.B. Other Wildlife Seed Mixtures available - We also have seed mixtures for attracting Ladybirds and Bees. To find out more CLICK HERE

 

NewBee / Butterfly Seed Mats – These seed mats are the easy way to introduce wildflowers into your garden. These ready seeded biodegradable mats contain mixed flower seeds that have been carefully selected to attact either bees or butterflies PLUS they control weeds too. These seed mats are made up of two layers of tissue paper with flower seeds between them.  When laid onto prepared soil and covered with a thin layer of sand, clean soil or compost these mats will suppress weeds, while encouraging the germination of flower seeds. Each seed mat measures 2m x 50cm and you can lay these seedmats from March until mid August as long as the soil temperature is above 5 deg C.

  • The Bee Seed Mat contains mixed flower seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers that are a great souce of nectar and pollen for bees. Some of the varieties included Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Golden Rod, Chrysanthemum mix, Borage, Cornflower, Verbana and many more.
  • The Butterfly Seed Mat contains a diverse range of seeds (annual, biennial and perrennial species) from wild flowers specifically designed to attract butterflies to your garden. Some of the varieties included Chrysanthemum tricolour, Ragged Robin, Cornflower, Fleabane, Knapweeds, Yarrow, Corn Camomile, Wild Marjoram and many more.

Special Offer - Buy BOTH Seed Mats for £22.50 saving £2.50

Butterfly Field Guide - This attractive laminated field guide will help you identify the many kinds of butterfly you find in your garden.

  

N.B. Why not have a go at breeding your own butterflies? - Our Butterfly Breeding Kits come with everything you need to breed your own Painted Lady butterflies - watch them develop from caterpillar to butterflies. CLICK HERE to find out more.

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Lacewing Chamber

Lacewing Chamber - Lacewing larvae eat greenfly and blackfly plus other insect pests. They occur naturally in your garden and unusually they overwinter as adults, but 90% of lacewings do not survive the winter because of a shortage of suitable shelter. By placing a Lacewing Chamber in your garden, many more of these beneficial insects will survive the winter to control pests in the spring. Position Lacewing Chambers in late summer. 

Lacewing Chamber - Place a lacewing chamber  in your garden during the late summer (Sept). The wooden chamber comes ready to use and consists of a sturdy wooden box which will last for years and a straw insert. The straw is treated with a strong pheromone attractant to entice the lacewings into their new home for the winter. 

Lacewing Chamber Refill - Replace the straw insert each year (Sept) to keep attracting lacewings.

 

"I bought lacewing larvae for a couple of years now and they’ve had a great affect on the aphids, so last autumn we put up a lacewing chamber too. Now I must admit that I was a little sceptical that it would actually work, but left it out and then stored it away for the winter. I put it out at the end of April (I only remembered when loads of aphids appeared on my roses) and I was pleasantly surprised to see little lacewing larvae just a couple of days later. Suffice to say the roses are now aphid free and the apple tree has stayed aphid free too. Many thanks for bringing to my attention a great natural product that really works." Regards Duncan

 

"It makes sense to offer these welcome garden visitors winter lodgings." Adam Pasco, Weekend Telegraph.

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