Please support Friends of the Bees to keep this forum free to use.

Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Please Read The Rules before posting.



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)
Search found 6 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Anyone in mid Devon?
josephinesthompson

Replies: 9
Views: 8953

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:25 pm   Subject: Back to the bees
Hi there. So almost 2 years and a baby later I am planning on making it happen this spring.
I am looking for someone to share a hive with. I have the hive, a self built (made with my carpenter father ...
  Topic: Looking for a Mentor - Devon
josephinesthompson

Replies: 6
Views: 5705

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:46 am   Subject: Looking for a Mentor - Devon
Thanks a lot August C for the advice. I really do hope that a swarm chooses my hive. I'm building it tomorrow and will get it positioned on the land by the weekend. Very exciting!

Thanks so much St ...
  Topic: Looking for a Mentor - Devon
josephinesthompson

Replies: 6
Views: 5705

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:42 pm   Subject: Some help getting started
Hi there.
Thanks for the offer of some help! How long have you been keeping bees for? Are you using a top bar hive?
I would be happy to travel to Exeter.
I have just come home from a beginners n ...
  Topic: Looking for a Mentor - Devon
josephinesthompson

Replies: 6
Views: 5705

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:48 pm   Subject: Looking for a Mentor - Devon
Hello.
I am looking for a mentor to help me get started this year. I am working on a forest garden in mid Devon where the bees will live. I have been doing a lot of my own research and will attend a ...
  Topic: Washing my suit
josephinesthompson

Replies: 3
Views: 2900

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:09 am   Subject: Washing my suit
Hi everyone. So, my first bee keeping question... I have just been given a suit I can use and I am about to wash it. I already use ecover laundry gel but is there anything I could add/consider adding ...
  Topic: Anyone in mid Devon?
josephinesthompson

Replies: 9
Views: 8953

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:58 am   Subject: Mid Devon!
Hello Ruth and Helen and Biobees Smile
I am in North Tawton, not far from you. I haven't got a hive yet and have limited but growing knowledge. I have been looking for anyone near by who uses top bar h ...
 
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT
Jump to:  
biobees home |  how to start beekeeping for free |  top bar hive plans |  UK courses |  books |  barefoot beekeeper blog |  black bees |  podcast |  articles |  world beekeeping news |  videos |  iTunes App |  Android APP |  contact

SPECIAL OFFER FOR UK FORUM MEMBERS - Buy your protective clothing here and get a special 15% discount! (use the code BAREFOOTBEEKEEPER at checkout and be sure to 'update basket')



Are the big energy companies bleeding you dry?


Is way too much of your hard-earned family income going up in smoke?

Are you worried about what could happen if the ageing grid system fails?

You need to watch this short video NOW to find out how YOU can cut your energy bills TO THE BONE within 30 days!

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)

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.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

Search - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum