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Bumblebee Hive

Bumblebee Hive

Price:  £69.95 inc. p&p 69.9500 In Stock New

code: XAG038

Bees play an essential role in the garden pollinating fruit and flowers. With honey bee populations under decline it is important to encourage other native species to live in our gardens. Bumblebees are really good pollinators for a wide variety of crops including apples, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, currants, blueberries, tomatoes, beans and peppers. They are less dependent on weather conditions than honey bees, operating in cloudy conditions and colder weather.

Pomona Fruits can now supply colonies of the native British bumblebee (Bombus Terrestris audax). The colony consists of a queen and workers, with a supply of ‘nectar’ to feed the bumblebees if a natural source of nectar is in short supply. Place your colony in the garden, open it and the bumblebees will fly out to forage for pollen. At the end of the life of the colony, the bumblebees will die off. However new queens will be produced that will fly away to create colonies of their own. Bumblebees are docile and will only sting if severely aggravated.

Please note: The colony alone is not suitable for use outdoors without protection from the weather but can be purchased with a wooden shelter.


Available for delivery: March - July. Please order 4 weeks prior to required delivery date.

Price includes p&p to mainland U.K.


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Everything you need to get the most out of your fruit crops.


Delivery Information


Carriage & packing charges


Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £7.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.


Deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and addresses with the following postcode prefixes may incur surcharges:


AB31-38, AB40-56, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, PA20-88, PH4-50, ZE, GY, JE, IM, BT


Please contact us for a quote to these destinations. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.



Despatch Dates


We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information should only be used as a guide on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely.



Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes & hedging (bare root)


Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes and hedging will be despatched from late November until early May.  Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid December. Orders placed after mid November will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed. Orders placed from mid April onwards will be despatched within 14 days.



Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)


Pot grown fruit trees are available May to September and will be despatched within 28 days.


Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will be despatched within 28 days.


Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and pot grown grapes, gooseberries and currants will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.  Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available.



Strawberry plants


Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from mid March to mid July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).



Asparagus crowns


Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.





Hardware will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.



Biological Controls (Natural Predators)


Natural Predators are despatched at the appropriate time for application (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week by first class post.






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