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Hotel for insects, size L
Hotel for insects was created for people who wish to welcome pollinators in their garden, orchard or plantation. It can hold up to 50 BioDar nesting trays (which provide up to 1000 nesting channels for insects e.g osmia rufa - Mason Bee).It is also possible to equip it with bound reeds, wooden logs with drilled holes, touchwood or other nesting materials as long as 20 cm (which is longer than majority of the available insect hotels).
We offer many sizes of insect hotels:
- size S: holds up to 20 nesting trays (400 nests), internal height 16,5 cm,
- size M: holds up to 35 nesting trays (700 nests - 1 set, appropriate for e.g. 0.5 ha of apple orchard), internal height 28,5 cm,
- size L: holds up to 50 nesting trays (1000 nests), internal height 40,5 cm.
Nests are not included, but are available for purchase in our shop.
- the box is made entirely of wood, constructed with solid and durable elements of 2 cm thickness,
- equipped with hinged front doors and protective net against insectivorous birds and rodents,
- door lock against accidental self-opening,
- equipped with mounting bracket that enables mounting on the wall, tree or pole,
- equipped with 2 retractable hooks (on the bottom side of the hotel) serving for mounting of BioDar hatching cassette with cocoons,
- equipped with tin roof, protruding from the front and sides of the hotel, providing shelter against rain for both hotel and nests.
Hotels for insects are secured with varnish in order to protect them against adverse climatic and habitat conditions (high humidity, microbiological decomposition).
pine (transparent varnish) or brown.
The colors on the picture may differ from the actual colours of the product.
Achievements of the BioDar company enabled verification of the view about little importance of solitary bees in pollinating plants. As a result of long-term tests as well as constant improvement of constructed devices, there was namely introduced a complete and standardised system of breeding, which guarantees great effectiveness and ease of breeding mason and leafcutter bees (Megachilidae).
This innovative method makes possible acquiring the bees in an profitable way and in the same time maximally beneficial to their development. It was achieved thanks to limiting the most laborious activities, standardisation of the used devices and the use of materials accepted by these insects.
Complete breeding set consists of:
The "hive" box with nesting trays constitute the body of the BioDar System. The box is built of wood, which is a durable, aesthetic and very well accepted by the bees material. Moreover, it has good acoustic and thermal insulation properties, positively influencing the course of biological processes in the nest arrangement. Maximum weight of the box with the nesting trays entirely filled up with food for larvae and with bees is not greater than 6.5 kg. The nesting boxes are secured with eco-friendly varnish, protecting them against climatic and habitat adverse conditions (great humidity, microbiological disintegration).
In the BioDar System all the aspects of the bee breeding economy are based on one key element, which is the nesting tray. This type of nesting arrangements was developed as a result of long-term tests and verified in field conditions. Using nesting trays is a novel solution and a step forward towards other nesting materials and manners of solitary bees breeding (see development works). A possibility of using the same nesting trays in many consecutive breeding seasons is a basic advantage.
The nesting trays are made of thermoforming film used for food packaging production. This material is well accepted by bees, both at a stage of settling channels as well as transforming larvae into next developmental stages. The trays put together in a form of packages have two-ply sidewalls along the nest channels enabling temperature stabilisation inside the nests. The optimum length and the diameter of nest channels are adapted to the mason bee females requirements while laying eggs. Using the trays of the same dimensions during the whole breeding process makes possible the unification of the remaining equipment, which is an essential factor of the comprehensive development and the organization of the entire system.
The nesting trays offered by the BioDar company are legally protected (UP-RP/W.120675, DE 20 2013 000 232.8).
Basing on the long-term tests, we can assure you, that the BioDar company delivers general-purpose, long-lasting and handy nesting arrangements, with all labour-saving accessories, which render the bee breeding profitable and successful.
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