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Dried mealworms are the non-live equivalent of live mealworms. Mealworms are the larvae form of the darkling beetle, which many commonly refer to as the mealworm beetle. Insects and other invertebrates are an important food source for many species of wild bird.

Some people are put off live worms because of their wriggle; in this case, dried alternatives are a good option. Dried mealworms offer a similar amount of fat and protein as live mealworms, but without the wriggle. If you are choosing to feed dried mealworms to birds, it is important that you soak them in water before you put them out in your garden. This will provide birds with much-needed moisture, which is naturally present in live mealworms. 

Insects are an excellent addition to your bird food selection. Live food is often left out of gardens, which means people can miss out on seeing several ground-feeding species of garden birds

When choosing your wild bird food, it is important to have a diverse range of food sources available in your garden or feeding area. This will attract more species of wild bird into your garden. For best results, we recommend including dried mealworms in your garden alongside other types of bird food. These could include straight seeds like sunflower seeds or sunflower hearts, seed mixes, suet pellets and suet fat balls, and peanuts.

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Dried mealworms for birds are an ideal alternative for people who do not like the wriggle of live mealworms. They provide a high protein and fat content that is very similar to live worms and can be easily stored and fed to a variety of wild birds. When you buy dried mealworms from Vine House Farm, you are supporting local Wildlife Trusts. 

 

 

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Product Specification Available in 100g and 250g resealable pouches and 550g and 1kg bags.
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FAQ Title 1 What birds enjoy eating Dried Mealworms?
FAQ Content 1 Dried mealworms will be eaten by most soft bill species and in particular Robins, Starlings and Blackbirds. House Sparrows will also eat them. 
FAQ Title 2 How do I feed Dried Mealworms to birds?
FAQ Content 2 Dried Mealworms can be fed on their own, in a mealworm feeder or can be added to seed mixes. It’s very important that Dried Mealworms are soaked in water prior to feeding in the breeding season, as it is also the moisture that the young nestlings require. 
FAQ Title 3 How should I store dried mealworms?
FAQ Content 3 They should be stored in a dry cool place

Available in 100g and 250g resealable pouches and 550g and 1kg bags.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • Rosamund Dixon

    100%

    Vine House dried meal-worms are Delicious every one loves them, they are eaten up as fast as I put them out . My Bantums like them too as a tasty snack.

    07/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The starlings and blackbirds especially love them and arrive the minute they are put out

    06/04/2021
  • Fay Adam

    100%

    Always satisfied with goods from Vine House and the birds enjoy them

    06/04/2021
  • Sue Taylor

    100%

    Very good. A friend recommended that I soak them for a couple of hours. My friendly robin loves them and with no prompting eats them from my hand which is an absolute joy. The downside is he now only seems to want them above all the other mixture of seeds suet pellets cheese apple and dried fruit + the skin and flesh of melons!

    06/04/2021
  • Jill Ford

    100%

    Herring Gulls love them, no one else gets a look in

    06/04/2021
  • June Peace

    100%

    Good and prompt service especially as it is free. Mealworms are just like ones we have always bought from our local garden centre but as we are in our eighties now it is much easier to order online with you. And we are happy to support you as you support the wildlife trust Kind regards June

    05/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Vine House provide a speedy service and their products are top notch. Our garden birds really appreciate their treats.

    05/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I have ordered these dried mealworms many times and the birds love them and they are very good value.

    05/04/2021
  • Mr alan Colgate

    80%

    Squirels more interested and ate the first lot before the birds could get to the container, Next lot out of reach. Too early to comment.

    04/04/2021
  • Teresa Davis

    100%

    Very popular with the birds. Prompt and free delivery.

    01/04/2021
  • Mr ian Pickard

    100%

    Excellent product and the birds love them. Ordering and delivery simple, easy and very efficient.

    31/03/2021
  • Ms Catherine jackson

    80%

    Fine, but a bit expensive

    30/03/2021
  • Neil Henderson

    100%

    Good product. Delivered on time.

    28/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent service.

    26/03/2021
  • Nadia Boulter

    100%

    Always order from here. They are always delivered in perfect order and promptly. The starlings go crazy for them !!!

    25/03/2021
  • Sarah Dalton

    100%

    These arrived promptly. I haven't tried them out yet as I am waiting for the blue tit babies to arrive.

    25/03/2021
  • Shane Taylor

    100%

    Excellent pain free transaction. A pleasure to do business with you.

    25/03/2021
  • Ms Rosemary atkins

    100%

    Personally, I don't mind feeding live or dried mealworms but the latter are more convenient for me. I'm sure my birds would prefer live ones as they are like the insect food they would be used to, but they are enthusiastic about dried ones too.

    24/03/2021
  • Susan Watson

    100%

    All the bird food I buy from you is really good and I’m pleased with it. The delivery is efficient and I’m always informed about delivery times.

    24/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Birds absolutely loved them,especially starlings, they couldn't get enough,I could fill the feeder up twice a day.

    24/03/2021
  • Mr emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on!!!!!!!!

    24/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Great treat for garden birds especially during breeding season. Hygienically packed, stays in good condition

    18/03/2021
  • Michael Hughes

    100%

    Blackbirds go mad for them!

    17/03/2021
  • Ms Catherine doggart

    100%

    Great quality and the mealworms were not too large so smaller birds could benefit as well.

    16/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    As always delivery was prompt. I've been purchasing from Vinehouse for a few years now and the service is absolutely outstanding - "the birds think so too" - thank you so very much.

    13/03/2021
  • Jill ford

    100%

    Don't personally eat them

    13/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Our first time purchasing Dried Mealworms. Wanting to provide the best we can for the birds who visit our garden we were delighted with the product, and will continue to buy more.

    11/03/2021
  • Diana Fry

    100%

    These Mealworms are very popular with all my birds. They are packed up very well and are delivered very promptly, as long of course, that I don't order on a Friday or Saturday. In which case they take a few days as I believe Vinehouse subcontract them with somebody else. But I am very satisfied with what I get.

    10/03/2021
  • Wendy Bolt

    100%

    these are eaten as soon as they're put out for the birds

    10/03/2021
  • Julie Clayton

    100%

    08/03/2021
  • Peter Webb

    100%

    Very good service all round ( we ordered other goods )all came with the Same delivery next day 1st class service and funds to YWT

    06/03/2021
  • Wolf Gruellich

    100%

    Very good quality product - the birds liked them anyway? They are the ultimate experts!

    06/03/2021
  • John Curr

    100%

    Mealworms arrived the following day, well packaged and the starlings love 'em

    06/03/2021
  • Mr jennifer Jones

    100%

    All the birds love theses dried mealworms. It is so convenient to order online. We also love the newsletters from VINE House.

    06/03/2021
  • Chris Scrutton

    100%

    Excellent quality and good advice about soaking them first. Our birds eat up what I put out everyday. I buy the bigger size bag as better value. It would be helpful if they could if possible please come in a bag that could be sealed up. Delivery is always good too.

    06/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Haven't tried them myself, but the birds love them!

    06/03/2021
  • Joan Robertson

    100%

    Very quick delivery and excellent quality. Blackbirds and wee birds love these

    01/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds are enjoying their mealworms, the worms disappear very quickly.

    26/02/2021
  • Jane Davis

    100%

    always very good quality at a resonable price thank you

    26/02/2021
  • Michael Holland

    100%

    The pack of mealworms arrived on time in very good condition. Furthermore, our birds love them

    24/02/2021
  • Mrs sheena Langford

    100%

    The birds love them, and they were just what the blackbirds needed during our recent week of snow & ice.

    24/02/2021
  • Ms Maggie beebee

    100%

    Starlings love these and fight over them on the bird tale, giving us lots of entertainment

    24/02/2021
  • David weir

    100%

    Excellent service, good quality stuff, well packaged. Will be back!

    24/02/2021
  • Vivienne Pratt

    100%

    YOUR mEALWORMS ARE PERFECT! I purchased from many sources before I found you but none of the Mealworms I received were ever as good as those you sell.. They seem much fresher and my birds of all sizes, colours and sorts love them.. Even my Doves have loved them throughout the recent Snow and Ice. Thank you very much ..

    24/02/2021
  • Mr emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    23/02/2021
  • Miss Anne marie mockford

    100%

    Good thick worms. Birds love them. Delivered promptly.

    23/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds seem very pleased with it.

    22/02/2021
  • Mrs june Williams

    100%

    They are easy to handle and mix with other feed. In the breeding season they can be soaked before use so that they can be safely fed to hatchlings by parents.

    22/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I don't like the plastic packaging that comes with the product.

    22/02/2021
  • Jennifer Banyard

    100%

    Not to my taste, but my birds love them! Efficient and polite service from Nicholas Watts' staff, as usual.

    22/02/2021

Dried mealworms for birds are an ideal alternative for people who do not like the wriggle of live mealworms. They provide a high protein and fat content that is very similar to live worms and can be easily stored and fed to a variety of wild birds. When you buy dried mealworms from Vine House Farm, you are supporting local Wildlife Trusts. 

 

 

Available in 100g and 250g resealable pouches and 550g and 1kg bags.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • Rosamund Dixon

    100%

    Vine House dried meal-worms are Delicious every one loves them, they are eaten up as fast as I put them out . My Bantums like them too as a tasty snack.

    07/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The starlings and blackbirds especially love them and arrive the minute they are put out

    06/04/2021
  • Fay Adam

    100%

    Always satisfied with goods from Vine House and the birds enjoy them

    06/04/2021
  • Sue Taylor

    100%

    Very good. A friend recommended that I soak them for a couple of hours. My friendly robin loves them and with no prompting eats them from my hand which is an absolute joy. The downside is he now only seems to want them above all the other mixture of seeds suet pellets cheese apple and dried fruit + the skin and flesh of melons!

    06/04/2021
  • Jill Ford

    100%

    Herring Gulls love them, no one else gets a look in

    06/04/2021
  • June Peace

    100%

    Good and prompt service especially as it is free. Mealworms are just like ones we have always bought from our local garden centre but as we are in our eighties now it is much easier to order online with you. And we are happy to support you as you support the wildlife trust Kind regards June

    05/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Vine House provide a speedy service and their products are top notch. Our garden birds really appreciate their treats.

    05/04/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I have ordered these dried mealworms many times and the birds love them and they are very good value.

    05/04/2021
  • Mr alan Colgate

    80%

    Squirels more interested and ate the first lot before the birds could get to the container, Next lot out of reach. Too early to comment.

    04/04/2021
  • Teresa Davis

    100%

    Very popular with the birds. Prompt and free delivery.

    01/04/2021
  • Mr ian Pickard

    100%

    Excellent product and the birds love them. Ordering and delivery simple, easy and very efficient.

    31/03/2021
  • Ms Catherine jackson

    80%

    Fine, but a bit expensive

    30/03/2021
  • Neil Henderson

    100%

    Good product. Delivered on time.

    28/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Excellent service.

    26/03/2021
  • Nadia Boulter

    100%

    Always order from here. They are always delivered in perfect order and promptly. The starlings go crazy for them !!!

    25/03/2021
  • Sarah Dalton

    100%

    These arrived promptly. I haven't tried them out yet as I am waiting for the blue tit babies to arrive.

    25/03/2021
  • Shane Taylor

    100%

    Excellent pain free transaction. A pleasure to do business with you.

    25/03/2021
  • Ms Rosemary atkins

    100%

    Personally, I don't mind feeding live or dried mealworms but the latter are more convenient for me. I'm sure my birds would prefer live ones as they are like the insect food they would be used to, but they are enthusiastic about dried ones too.

    24/03/2021
  • Susan Watson

    100%

    All the bird food I buy from you is really good and I’m pleased with it. The delivery is efficient and I’m always informed about delivery times.

    24/03/2021
  • Guest

    100%

    Birds absolutely loved them,especially starlings, they couldn't get enough,I could fill the feeder up twice a day.

    24/03/2021
  • Mr emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on!!!!!!!!

    24/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Great treat for garden birds especially during breeding season. Hygienically packed, stays in good condition

    18/03/2021
  • Michael Hughes

    100%

    Blackbirds go mad for them!

    17/03/2021
  • Ms Catherine doggart

    100%

    Great quality and the mealworms were not too large so smaller birds could benefit as well.

    16/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    As always delivery was prompt. I've been purchasing from Vinehouse for a few years now and the service is absolutely outstanding - "the birds think so too" - thank you so very much.

    13/03/2021
  • Jill ford

    100%

    Don't personally eat them

    13/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Our first time purchasing Dried Mealworms. Wanting to provide the best we can for the birds who visit our garden we were delighted with the product, and will continue to buy more.

    11/03/2021
  • Diana Fry

    100%

    These Mealworms are very popular with all my birds. They are packed up very well and are delivered very promptly, as long of course, that I don't order on a Friday or Saturday. In which case they take a few days as I believe Vinehouse subcontract them with somebody else. But I am very satisfied with what I get.

    10/03/2021
  • Wendy Bolt

    100%

    these are eaten as soon as they're put out for the birds

    10/03/2021
  • Julie Clayton

    100%

    08/03/2021
  • Peter Webb

    100%

    Very good service all round ( we ordered other goods )all came with the Same delivery next day 1st class service and funds to YWT

    06/03/2021
  • Wolf Gruellich

    100%

    Very good quality product - the birds liked them anyway? They are the ultimate experts!

    06/03/2021
  • John Curr

    100%

    Mealworms arrived the following day, well packaged and the starlings love 'em

    06/03/2021
  • Mr jennifer Jones

    100%

    All the birds love theses dried mealworms. It is so convenient to order online. We also love the newsletters from VINE House.

    06/03/2021
  • Chris Scrutton

    100%

    Excellent quality and good advice about soaking them first. Our birds eat up what I put out everyday. I buy the bigger size bag as better value. It would be helpful if they could if possible please come in a bag that could be sealed up. Delivery is always good too.

    06/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Haven't tried them myself, but the birds love them!

    06/03/2021
  • Joan Robertson

    100%

    Very quick delivery and excellent quality. Blackbirds and wee birds love these

    01/03/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds are enjoying their mealworms, the worms disappear very quickly.

    26/02/2021
  • Jane Davis

    100%

    always very good quality at a resonable price thank you

    26/02/2021
  • Michael Holland

    100%

    The pack of mealworms arrived on time in very good condition. Furthermore, our birds love them

    24/02/2021
  • Mrs sheena Langford

    100%

    The birds love them, and they were just what the blackbirds needed during our recent week of snow & ice.

    24/02/2021
  • Ms Maggie beebee

    100%

    Starlings love these and fight over them on the bird tale, giving us lots of entertainment

    24/02/2021
  • David weir

    100%

    Excellent service, good quality stuff, well packaged. Will be back!

    24/02/2021
  • Vivienne Pratt

    100%

    YOUR mEALWORMS ARE PERFECT! I purchased from many sources before I found you but none of the Mealworms I received were ever as good as those you sell.. They seem much fresher and my birds of all sizes, colours and sorts love them.. Even my Doves have loved them throughout the recent Snow and Ice. Thank you very much ..

    24/02/2021
  • Mr emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!! Spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    23/02/2021
  • Miss Anne marie mockford

    100%

    Good thick worms. Birds love them. Delivered promptly.

    23/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds seem very pleased with it.

    22/02/2021
  • Mrs june Williams

    100%

    They are easy to handle and mix with other feed. In the breeding season they can be soaked before use so that they can be safely fed to hatchlings by parents.

    22/02/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I don't like the plastic packaging that comes with the product.

    22/02/2021
  • Jennifer Banyard

    100%

    Not to my taste, but my birds love them! Efficient and polite service from Nicholas Watts' staff, as usual.

    22/02/2021

FAQS

What birds enjoy eating Dried Mealworms?
Dried mealworms will be eaten by most soft bill species and in particular Robins, Starlings and Blackbirds. House Sparrows will also eat them. 
How do I feed Dried Mealworms to birds?
Dried Mealworms can be fed on their own, in a mealworm feeder or can be added to seed mixes. It’s very important that Dried Mealworms are soaked in water prior to feeding in the breeding season, as it is also the moisture that the young nestlings require. 
How should I store dried mealworms?
They should be stored in a dry cool place
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