Re: Bumblebee nesting boxes
Guy Ames (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 10:00:57 -0500 (CDT)
> Somewhere in the past I recall seeing information on how to build a
> bumblebee nesting box and locating the box. If any of you fellow saneters
> have a lead can assist me in locating this information, I would greatly
> appreciate your help.
> Steve Bogash
> 18330 Keedysville RD.
> Keedysville, MD 21756
> (301) 432-4492
The old (1976) USDA Agri. Handbook No. 496, Insect Pollination
of Cultivated Crop Plants, by S. E. McGregor has a section on
constructing a bumble bee nesting box (incl. pictures).
Also, Insect Pollination of Crops (1970) by J. B. Free, Academic
Press, has instructions on same.
Also, a periodical, Bumblebeequest, comes out of Canada. Contact
Dr. D. T. Fairey, Box 411, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada TOH OCO,
phone 403-354-2212. Or try e-mail, Plowwright@csi.uottawa.ca
AND, bumblebee colonies can now be purchased in nesting boxes from
Biobest Biological Systems, Beneficial Resources, Inc., PO Box 34,
Turbotville, PA 17772, 717-649-6289.
...OR Bees West, Inc., PO Box 1378, Freedom, CA 95019, 408-728-
Guy Ames, ATTRA Technical Specialist