With the help of around 25 Girl Guides from Fairmilehead a number of underground nesting chambers for bumble bees have been constructed from plastic flower pots, wire netting and straw. These have been buried near the wildflower meadow with a piece of plastic tubing forming an entrance at the surface.

Bee nest chamber

We are hoping that the bees that are attracted by the flowers in the Wildflower meadow will find these useful as  suitable nesting sites. The large areas of mown grass in the Park provide little in the way of either flowers or nest sites for bees and these nest boxes are the first stage of a series  of work we have planned to improve the habitat for bumblebees in the Park.

I would like to thank the Girl Guides and their leaders for their time and enthusiasm in creating and installing these nest chambers.