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  Topic: For lovers of our countryside.
BarnBrian

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:32 am   Subject: For lovers of our countryside.
As lots of you will be aware, Lancashire, where I live, is under threat of Fracking. If it goes ahead here it will open the gates for it to be done all over the country.
We have a group "Frack ...
  Topic: papier mache hive
BarnBrian

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:56 pm   Subject: papier mache hive
I was only planning waterproofing the last layer. My thought behind using papier mache rather than timber was to achieve a random shape on the inside.
  Topic: papier mache hive
BarnBrian

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:17 am   Subject: papier mache hive
Ok, it might be a crazy idea.
I'm toying with making a papier mache hive roughly replicating a hollow tree hive. My thoughts are to build up layers of papier mache and layers of chicken wire to form ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
BarnBrian

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:06 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
I've been keeping bees for six years in Warre hives. I've never treated or fed them and not taken honey for three years and have not opened the hives. I'm surrounded on all sides by arable farms, rota ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
BarnBrian

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:35 am   Subject: Sealing inside hives
I have never sealed the insides of any of my Warre hives. The bees do a good job of it themselves with propolis. I think they get it from "Bee and Q"
 
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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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