Honey Hole Nursery
Honey Hole Nursery
Honey Hole Nursery

Honey Hole Nursery

Regular price$99.00

The Honey Hole Nursery helps more of your fry reach the juvenile life stage in two ways. First, the mesh enclosure provides a “predator free” safe zone where they can hide when they feel threatened. Second, the enclosed Honey Hole Grass stems quickly accumulate periphyton, which are an important food source for the fry. With the Honey Hole Nursery, the fry can avoid predation and get nourishment.
Water Depth
2 to 3-ft
Life Stage
More Specs
  • Escape cover for fry
  • Important food source
  • The most protection you can buy
Pack Quantity
 honey hole nursery with minnows

Protect your fish during early life stages

At this life-stage, the number one reason fish need cover is to survive. By providing nearly 100% escape cover for newly hatched fry, the Honey Hole Nursery greatly increases the survival rates of your forage species, reducing the need for supplemental stockings. As predators approach, the fry are able to move quickly and safely through the mesh and continue feeding without interruption. This allows them to survive the first critical weeks of life where typically 98% of most fry are consumed. 

Artificial habitat that produces an important food source

The Honey Hole Grass stems contained within the mesh enclosure are an important part of this structure. The grass stems quickly accumulate periphyton, which the fry eat. So, not only are they protected from predation, they are also able to consume healthy nutrients which help them grow to the next life stage. 
 nursery with durable materials
 honey hole nursery food source

Durable and environmentally friendly

Like all of our artificial fish habitat, the Nursery is made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - which is biologically inert and is the same material the FDA has approved for food storage. The wire mesh is coated to prevent decay. And, since we don’t use any glues or adhesives, you don’t have to worry about the Nursery off-gassing toxins over time. 


Water Depth
2 to 3-ft
Surface Area
8 cubic ft.
6 lbs.
Leaf Limb Count
32 leaves/4 limbs
Life Stage

More Details

Each Honey Hole Nursery comes with these standard features: 

  • (1) Mesh Enclosure
  • (4) 24 in. Honey Hole Grass Limbs
  • (1) Marker Float & Rope

When you order multipacks, you’ll receive the appropriate number of zip ties to assemble the additional Nurseries. 

When you order artificial fish habitat online, it will be shipped to you via ground and the fees are calculated at checkout. Typically, it takes less than a week for us to process your order for shipping from our facility in Lindsay, Texas. When it does, you’ll receive a confirmation email including your tracking number. 

All of Pond King’s artificial fish habitat carries a 10 year limited warranty on any manufacturer defects. While we stand behind our products, we aren't obligated to replace parts that are misused (eaten by otters, beavers, snapping turtles, stolen or tampered with) or damaged due to normal wear and tear. But we love a good story so if any of the above applies to you, shoot us an email (with pictures, please) to let us know what happened. 

If you’ve purchased a single Honey Hole Nursery, there’s no assembly required – just attach the marker float to the top of it using the included rope, and place it in the water!

If you ordered a 2-pack or 3-pack, you’ll receive detailed assembly instructions explaining how to attach the pieces together using the included zip ties. No tools are required. 

Please note: We do our best to cut the mesh as close as possible to the ends, but there are still some slightly sharp edges that could cause scratching to the hands. Gloves are recommended while assembling the Honey Hole Nurseries.

Have more questions?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you determine if the Honey Hole Nursery is right for you.



Fish need cover. They either go to it to feed, or they go to it to avoid being eaten. Submerged vegetation is valuable as habitat for predatory species like Bass or Crappie and for forage species like Bluegill. Pond King’s fisheries biologists designed the Honey Hole product line to augment or replace naturally occurring aquatic vegetation to attract game fish (the fish that use cover as ambush to help them feed) and protect forage fish (the species that use habitat to hide from predation).
Our artificial fish habitat is designed for pond and lake owners to help with fish population management without a lot of vegetation control. Natural vegetation can be difficult to control for two primary reasons; Vegetation can take over the environment, Structure can, and almost always does, decay. For those reasons, it’s not always easy to manage naturally occurring habitat. Our fish habitat is intended to provide an effective and affordable alternative to natural cover types for a variety of purposes and objectives. All of Pond King’s artificial fish habitat is safe for the environment, reduces the likelihood of snagged lures, is easy to assemble and deploy, doesn’t decay, and you can find it using your fish finder, so locating your honey hole season after season is a snap.
The Honey Hole Grass, Reed and Dock Dropper ship fully assembled. The other Honey Hole products require some minimal assembly, which can easily be done in your shop or at your pond, but never with any toxic glues!
Absolutely not! The Honey Hole, and the Honey Hole Reed, Brush, Shrub, Tree and Grass can just be tossed into the water from your boat or the shore. You just drop the Dock Dropper from your dock (as the name implies), secure it to your deck and you are good to go. The Honey Hole Canopy requires just a little more effort; you just have to attach it to a weight (not included), and then drop it in the water, but none of it is hard to install.
Pond King’s Honey Hole artificial fish habitat is made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and is designed to be assembled without any toxic glues or adhesives, so yes it is safe for the environment. In fact, given that it doesn’t degrade overtime and minimizes the number of lures snagged that land on the bottom of the lake or pond, some might even say our artificial fish habitat is good for the environment!
Our artificial fish habitat has a higher-than average limb count which results in a lot more surface area for the accumulation of periphyton. Plus, the materials we use to make our habitat are biologically inert, so they aren’t just safe for your pond today, they are safe for the life of the product.
Honey Hole Products Other Artificial Fish Habitat
  • HDPE with added UV inhibitor is highly resistant to degradation from exposure to sunlight, temperature extremes, and acidic or alkaline conditions.
  • Environmental degradation causes PVC to become brittle, and long term structural integrity of PVC habitat in shallow aquatic environments is problematic. 
  • HDPE and LDPE used are biologically inert materials and are the same type of plastic approved by the FDA for use in the food storage industry.
  • PVC is a mixture of vinyl chloride and phthalate based plasticizers, and other additives; many of which are suspected carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
  • Only clean, environmentally nontoxic, durable material is used to construct Honey Hole Artificial Habitat. LDPE is sourced from virgin material free from contaminants. 
  • The manufacture, use and disposal of PVC is not "green." The release of dioxin - a persistent and highly toxic chemical - occurs during synthesis and incineration.  
  • HDPE is sourced from recycling factory re-grind material verified for environmental safety and quality, to reduce unnecessary waste and promote sustainability. 
  • PVC can contain biocides that are designed to deter microbial growth which may negatively affect bacterial diversity in biofilm that accumulates on submerged artificial habitat constructed from re-purposed PVC products. 
This Artificial Fish Habitat At-a-Glance chart shows the ideal depth and placement for each type of artificial fish habitat. If you still have questions, give us a call at (940) 305-0490 and our fisheries biologist can help you decide.