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  Topic: The Lives of Bees - Thomas D. Seeley
AlanT

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PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:31 am   Subject: The Lives of Bees - Thomas D. Seeley
I have just finished The Lives of Bees - The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild by Thomas D. Seeley.
This book is a masterpiece and is a must read for any natural beekeeper. This book detail ...
  Topic: Found an active bee tree
AlanT

Replies: 4
Views: 2182

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:37 am   Subject: A few more photos of the bee tree
The bees were flying and bringing in Pollen.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B-A1TvNK6zQjEj-mp5k8BtOOQ6XwPt75
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FdC1F0BsH_fUX4Lm2t-cidN-rlSZpfWw
  Topic: Found an active bee tree
AlanT

Replies: 4
Views: 2182

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:01 am   Subject: Found an active bee tree
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1U6_JHLbp3fyD0yKxkrmAjfdmmxox9lpf
I found an active bee tree today. I could see comb through the entrance hole and hear and smell bees inside. It was too late in th ...
  Topic: Found an active bee tree
AlanT

Replies: 4
Views: 2182

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:00 am   Subject: Found an active bee tree
I found an active bee tree today. I could see comb through the entrance hole and hear and smell bees inside. It was too late in the evening for bees to be flying. Any ideas about how to feed these ...
  Topic: New book nearing completion...
AlanT

Replies: 14
Views: 26930

PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: Re: New book nearing completion...
I don't see the the designation for "C" in the Key. I am guessing capped brood.
  Topic: NEW Quadratic Hive videos
AlanT

Replies: 6
Views: 11022

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Quadratic hive
I have just built my first quadratic hive. Since I am in the US if have built it to quarter Langstroth dimensions. I oriented my frames length wise as in a normal Lanstroth hive but I suspect that t ...
  Topic: Propolis/Shellac recipe for inside of hive
AlanT

Replies: 16
Views: 26873

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:25 am   Subject: condensation in the hive
I have just read Constructive Beekeeping. It goes opposite of everything I have always heard about condensation in the hive. I have always been taught that condensation was the bees worst enemy and ...
 
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

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