Waxworms

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Waxworms are extremely high in fat and protein. They are soft-bodied and very easy for birds to digest
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What are Waxworms?

Waxworms are the caterpillar larvae of the wax moth, which is part of the Pyralidae family of moths. The adult moths are sometimes referred to as ‘bee moths’ with the name coming from the fact that wild populations are nest parasites and live in bee colonies where they eat gathered pollen and the shedded skin of bees. They will also chew through bees’ wax – which is also where the name ‘wax moth’ comes from. 

How are Waxworms bred and farmed?

Waxworms are relatively easy to breed, with the process carried out in controlled conditions in a specialist facility to ensure consistent quality. They are fed honey and wheatgerm as part of the rearing process. 

What birds eat Waxworms?

Waxworms are best fed from a live food feeder which are designed for both mealworms and waxworms.  Waxworms can be fed at any time of the year, though it’s especially important to do so in the spring and early summer months so adult birds can feed them to their young in the nest and once the young birds have fledged. 

How should I store Waxworms?

Our waxworms are delivered to you in a plastic tub which also contains sawdust, with the lid to the tub being breathable. You can use the same tub for storage, with the key being to keep it in a relatively cool place – a garage with a concrete floor is usually. Waxworms do not require feeding during storage. 

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Product Specification 1 tub is approx. 250 wax worms
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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.

  • Roger Finch

    100%

    Our birds love wax worms but should not have too many. They are too rich and we all know what happens if we've had a lot of rich food! However, the product is excellent and arrived well packaged, in first class condition.

    06/08/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    All the birds - robins, blackbirds sparrows great tits - really love these, and when feeding young prefer them to mealworms. Its amazing how many (over a dozen) the blackbirds get in their beaks at once. I have to ration them or they would all go within a day.

    30/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Mistakenly not delivered first time but error was rectified speedily and replacement delivery prompt. Waxworms all healthy and MUCH enjoyed by baby robins who waited by back door for them in the mornings!

    30/07/2020
  • Lynda Kelly

    100%

    Great, the birds loved them

    30/07/2020
  • Roger Finch

    100%

    Robins love them, but should not have too many. Excellent condition on arrival and keep well also.

    11/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very popular with blackbirds in my garden

    01/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very expensive so I just put a few out every day for a few days. I wasn't sure how to serve them - with or without wood chippings - as I've had them in the past and the birds didn't find them so they died and went bad. This time I have a new bird table where the birds are used to going and eventually they found them. They seemed to go down very well with the blackbirds, who I bought them for. A real treat, apparently.

    29/06/2020
  • Vance Lupton

    100%

    As always, the birds love these! My problem is the dam things are white and arrive in a plastic tub filled with white shavings! They also move about so just when you think the tub is empty you spot another of the little wrigglers!

    29/06/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very popular with all the birds but the starlings didn’t want to share and came mob handed to had the lions share.

    28/05/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I thought it would be a good idea to feed these live grubs to wild birds who obviously gobbled them up along with my chickens. Felt sorry about sacrificing them afterwards though. ☹️

    28/05/2020
  • Emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!! Spot on !!!!!!!!! the blackbirds loved them

    28/04/2020
  • Ian Holmes

    100%

    These worms are so popular with the blue tits, they are always taken before the mealworms.

    27/04/2020
  • Andrew Fuller

    100%

    Hi there great service the only problem is the mail service takes to long to get here I would find a better mail service which does do next day delivery. Kind regards Andrew fuller

    27/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    if order in the morning it comes the next day usually that is great the very few small birds i see in central London now love them

    02/03/2020
  • John Goodspeed

    100%

    The birds love them. They are clean and easy to feed.

    20/08/2019
  • Mr john Macaulay

    100%

    These fat white grubs are taken from my hand by the robins and great tits. They love them and it gives me great joy to feed them. My grand daughter also loves to feed them, taking pictures of them feeding with her iPhone as they take them from her hand

    30/04/2019
  • Mr john Goodspeed

    100%

    Theyc ame quickly and the birds love them even more than meal worms.

    02/08/2018

What are Waxworms?

Waxworms are the caterpillar larvae of the wax moth, which is part of the Pyralidae family of moths. The adult moths are sometimes referred to as ‘bee moths’ with the name coming from the fact that wild populations are nest parasites and live in bee colonies where they eat gathered pollen and the shedded skin of bees. They will also chew through bees’ wax – which is also where the name ‘wax moth’ comes from. 

How are Waxworms bred and farmed?

Waxworms are relatively easy to breed, with the process carried out in controlled conditions in a specialist facility to ensure consistent quality. They are fed honey and wheatgerm as part of the rearing process. 

What birds eat Waxworms?

Waxworms are best fed from a live food feeder which are designed for both mealworms and waxworms.  Waxworms can be fed at any time of the year, though it’s especially important to do so in the spring and early summer months so adult birds can feed them to their young in the nest and once the young birds have fledged. 

How should I store Waxworms?

Our waxworms are delivered to you in a plastic tub which also contains sawdust, with the lid to the tub being breathable. You can use the same tub for storage, with the key being to keep it in a relatively cool place – a garage with a concrete floor is usually. Waxworms do not require feeding during storage. 

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.

  • Roger Finch

    100%

    Our birds love wax worms but should not have too many. They are too rich and we all know what happens if we've had a lot of rich food! However, the product is excellent and arrived well packaged, in first class condition.

    06/08/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    All the birds - robins, blackbirds sparrows great tits - really love these, and when feeding young prefer them to mealworms. Its amazing how many (over a dozen) the blackbirds get in their beaks at once. I have to ration them or they would all go within a day.

    30/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Mistakenly not delivered first time but error was rectified speedily and replacement delivery prompt. Waxworms all healthy and MUCH enjoyed by baby robins who waited by back door for them in the mornings!

    30/07/2020
  • Lynda Kelly

    100%

    Great, the birds loved them

    30/07/2020
  • Roger Finch

    100%

    Robins love them, but should not have too many. Excellent condition on arrival and keep well also.

    11/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very popular with blackbirds in my garden

    01/07/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very expensive so I just put a few out every day for a few days. I wasn't sure how to serve them - with or without wood chippings - as I've had them in the past and the birds didn't find them so they died and went bad. This time I have a new bird table where the birds are used to going and eventually they found them. They seemed to go down very well with the blackbirds, who I bought them for. A real treat, apparently.

    29/06/2020
  • Vance Lupton

    100%

    As always, the birds love these! My problem is the dam things are white and arrive in a plastic tub filled with white shavings! They also move about so just when you think the tub is empty you spot another of the little wrigglers!

    29/06/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very popular with all the birds but the starlings didn’t want to share and came mob handed to had the lions share.

    28/05/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I thought it would be a good idea to feed these live grubs to wild birds who obviously gobbled them up along with my chickens. Felt sorry about sacrificing them afterwards though. ☹️

    28/05/2020
  • Emlyn Hicks

    100%

    Spot on!!!!!!! Spot on !!!!!!!!! the blackbirds loved them

    28/04/2020
  • Ian Holmes

    100%

    These worms are so popular with the blue tits, they are always taken before the mealworms.

    27/04/2020
  • Andrew Fuller

    100%

    Hi there great service the only problem is the mail service takes to long to get here I would find a better mail service which does do next day delivery. Kind regards Andrew fuller

    27/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    if order in the morning it comes the next day usually that is great the very few small birds i see in central London now love them

    02/03/2020
  • John Goodspeed

    100%

    The birds love them. They are clean and easy to feed.

    20/08/2019
  • Mr john Macaulay

    100%

    These fat white grubs are taken from my hand by the robins and great tits. They love them and it gives me great joy to feed them. My grand daughter also loves to feed them, taking pictures of them feeding with her iPhone as they take them from her hand

    30/04/2019
  • Mr john Goodspeed

    100%

    Theyc ame quickly and the birds love them even more than meal worms.

    02/08/2018
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