Insect Conservation Study Centre

£124.49 In stock
  • Product reference: 1354323-4340984
  • Shipping from United Kingdom
  • Delivery cost to United Kingdom £0.00

The Solar Insect Study Centre is constructed from durable FSC Timber Features five interactive viewing chambers. To catch the morning sun we advise siting the unit 1-2 mtrs high. Study Centre is ideal for studying Solitary Nesting Bees (Red Mason Bees Lacewing Moths Ladybirds Ensure you read the instructions thoroughly to attract these wild creatures. Height: 80cm Width: 30cm Depth: 20cm

The unit comprises of five interactive viewing chambers: 

Chamber 1 - Solar Insect Attic :

The top chamber features a solar light creating an illuminated chamber with access door at the back to allow the introduction of small twigs moth or butterfly attractants etc. The solar light has an attracting effect and allows the study of moths and other nocturnal insects.  The solar light turns on automatically at dusk and then turn off at dawn. (The solar unit should be turned anti-clockwise and switched to on to allow initial charge in sunlight. The re-chargeable battery should last 12 months or more before requiring replacement).

Chamber 2: Big Bug + Insect Inspection Cassette:

This is the traditional multi insect over wintering area which will provide insulated nooks and crannies for a wide range of insects including ladybirds and lacewings. These are essential for organic gardening - being natural predators of aphids (greenfly and blackfly). This can help reduce and eliminate chemicals. This area will also be used by solitary bees.  Adjacent to this chamber and located on the front edge of the ‘A-shaped’ roof are the easy-access bee viewing tubes.  Arranged in pairs these can be easily pulled open to view cell development of solitary bees or other insect activity.  Always ensure the tubes are gently pushed back into their respective holes to keep them in the dark and do not leave open for more than 30 minutes

Chamber 4 - The Lacewing Chamber:

This is pre-filled with natural straw and provides the ideal over wintering space for lacewings which are voracious eaters of aphids (this area should be treated with Lacewing Attractant in the Autumn).  Lacewings are essential natural predators in an organic garden.  This chamber can also be filled with bark if required as an over wintering area for ladybirds and other insects.

Chamber 5 - Solitary Bee Study Chamber:

Wildlife World ‘s unique Interactive Solitary Bee Study Chamber features removable trays for the study of developing solitary bees. Solitary bees do not swarm are non aggressive and SAFE around CHILDREN and PETS.  Ideally this chamber should be sited to catch the morning sun. The Mason Bee (mud) and the Megachile Bee (leaf circles) will fill the chambers in Spring and Summer. From early Autumn the bolts at the base can be loosened to release the trays for inspection. The cell formation is fascinating and the eggs will develop over the winter into larvae and then bees . Sometimes predators will be seen. It is best to close the trays tightly after viewing and to restrict the opening of the trays to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Once used this solitary bee area will be regularly filled the trays can easily be cleaned after emergence of the bees but the   solitary bees will clean the chambers themselves at the start of the new season. Because of the solid well designed construction this unit can be left out over winter.  The Red Mason Bee (UK) Blue Orchard Bee (USA) and Megachile Bee (UK) are ESSENTIAL POLLINATORS for fruit vegetables herbs etc.

Delivery estimated between 5 - 7 working days.

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