The Blue3 Nursery
The BeeFoster Blue3 Nursery puts a lot of research into your hands for a modest price.
Removable Nursery Pods are recycled each year to prevent parasite overload.
The case is made of recyclable mineral-coated paper and the Pods are too. This special product is used in thousands of tough fruit boxes on farms across the United States.
There's a roof overhang to keep rain out.
The screen protects your bees from birds.
The roof opens to allow you to inspect your bees.
The case is printed with specially formulated non-toxic, water based inks in colors that attract bees.
Inside the Pods are over 60 FDA listed straws in various diameters and long lengths to ensure that enough females are born.
The Blue3 is lightweight, weather tough, bee-friendly and affordable. It comes in a kit, so shipping costs are modest.
Ames is using a screw gun and fender washers to hold the BeeFoster Blue3 Nursery to a post.
Yes, we get a lot of rain in the Ozarks. Over 45 inches a year on average. We've been testing our new Blue3 Nursery on our farm and they have been getting really wet. Fortunately, we're using a new environmentally safe, mineral coated corrugated product known as TexGuard. This is an FDA approved material that gets used in thousands of packing boxes that hold nearly every kind of food. The inside of the Nursery and the outside are made with TexGuard and so is the Pod. That's four layers of protection for the bees inside the straws. During a downpour, the corrugated will get wet, but it dries out when the sun reappears.