Bell Bumble Bees Arrive In Towcester
|Author: Ashley Warren||Published: 15th June 2012 12:25|
Bombus terrestris Audax - better known as Bell Bumble Bees
Ashley Warren at the Bell Plantation in Towcester talking to AboutMyArea/NN12 said, "Great excitement here this week, despite the appalling weather our Bumble Bees arrived!!
"We ordered them a couple of weeks ago.
"Bombus terrestris Audax a really friendly, hardworking pollinator. They work in cool, windy, damp conditions. Bless them! We ordered ours complete with a wooden box to give them a bit more protection, they would have been ok in the cardboard box they came in.
"Bumble bee population is in decline due to habitat reduction and pesticide use. Buying a small colony and releasing it in your garden is a great way to re dress the balance. Once you have opened the box you don’t have to do anything else. It is great having them around and watching them work.
"Details will be on our website or give me a call if you are interested in having some.
Gardening tips !!
"Tough doing anything when it’s like this. Great weather for weeds because you can’t get to chop them. Wind apparently is going to be a big problem this weekend. Batten down the hatches tie up or cane your tender herbaceous borders, check your tree ties.