Dimensions: 127mm Width x 48mm height
This latest Bee feeder/breeder was developed in collaboration with a very nice lady, Joanna from We Love Our Bees! in Florida (check out her website – www.welovourbees.com). She initially messaged me to design a special device for Orchid Bees, to help them breed. I’d never heard of Orchid Bees, we don’t have them here in the UK, but she showed me photos and they’re so adorable! (I’ve attached a couple of those so you can see and love them too). For those who haven’t seen them, Orchid Bees are a metallic blue, green or red colour, and to find mates the males rub clove oil on their legs to attract the females. Joanna had been using a saucer with a cotton ball soaked in clove oil, but she needed something which could be hung up.
Aha, a new product needed: a designer’s catnip.
My solution was The BeeClub. This is a small platform with a depression in the middle, in case you want to put water in, and a central column with a hole through which you can poke a clove-oil soaked cotton bud. The platform has four fluorescent ramps to guide the bees into the cotton bud (bees see further into the UV range than we do). The whole lower platform twist-locks into the wide canopy, designed to keep the rain off, which is also fluorescent. On top of that there’s a hanging ring for a branch, a table or wherever the bees go!
It’s called The BeeClub mainly because it’s not a bar, where the bees can go to drink; it’s a club, where bees go to meet other bees so they can make little bees. So they end up ‘in the club’ too…
The BeeClub can be ordered in fluorescent yellow, pink or orange and will be delivered fully assembled. Joanna recommends using Now Foods 100% Pure Clove Oil, and you can see from the photos the bees already love it. So order your very own BeeClub and help the bees get bizeahhhhhhhhhhhh…….