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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Four Cathedral TopBarHives alll doing well
beegraham 0 2 Thu May 23, 2019 8:19 pm
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No new posts Announcements: Read This First Insurance
Jan 0 54 Sun May 19, 2019 3:21 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Rather short clip of removal
Patrick Thomas 0 153 Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Gorgeous new comb under mobile home
Patrick Thomas 0 157 Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:21 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Removal from shed floor
Patrick Thomas 0 435 Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media JUST DELIVERED THESE HYBRID HIVES !!!!!!!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 689 Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:23 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Wax math advice
Simonmat 0 536 Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media A sweet and relaxing mobile home removal
Patrick Thomas 0 326 Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Carmarthenshire, swarms wanted
welshofdave 0 349 Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:25 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Aquarium Top Bar Hive
Patrick Thomas 0 305 Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:10 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Removal 40-feet up in tree on lift
Patrick Thomas 0 341 Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:05 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Beginning beekeeping questions
Bapelkonr 0 631 Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:20 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Midges
evdama 0 476 Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Hereford mentor?
evdama 0 416 Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:40 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media A young colony in a column
Patrick Thomas 0 385 Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:51 am
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No new posts Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species giant black bee rediscovered in Indonesia
Adriaan 0 990 Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:05 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media A brief tour of friend's hives and them scavenging ground
Patrick Thomas 0 543 Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:05 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Amazing Colony Removed Under Mobile Home
Patrick Thomas 0 496 Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Singing "Reunited" when re-combining vacuumed bees
Patrick Thomas 0 560 Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:35 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Using cork for a top bar hive
cloudy 0 1016 Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Top Bar Removal - Mobile Home - Chest Stings Hurt !!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 1204 Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Be careful where you place your WELCOME signs..lolol
Patrick Thomas 0 902 Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:13 pm
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No new posts Perone Hive I present the PermaMeliponicultura and the Oscar Perone hive
Oscarperone 0 1683 Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:27 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects I present the PermaMeliponicultura and the Oscar Perone hive
Oscarperone 0 2102 Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:22 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Dadant-Blatt to TBH
Leila 0 1500 Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Zest Hive experience
donkeyotay 0 2160 Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:01 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Inspection of foundationless, treatment-free Langstroth
Patrick Thomas 0 1190 Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:20 am
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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Beeware of sulfoxaflor
Adriaan 0 2674 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! How can I move a hive?
Qiset 0 1403 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media An entire succesful trap-out series on big tree
Patrick Thomas 0 1236 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media An inside removal that should have been observation hive
Patrick Thomas 0 1187 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 1217 Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:48 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 1373 Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media No bee vac at first made removal harder - but made save
Patrick Thomas 0 1467 Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
Patrick Thomas 0 1322 Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 pm
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No new posts Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy Apitherapy Book Charles Mraz Healt and the honeybee
marcelobarrios 0 2251 Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted New homes available for a swarm West Norfolk
wendyb 0 2137 Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Brief Tour of Friend's Hives
Patrick Thomas 0 1587 Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Varroa Detection - data collection
Kirtsim 0 1565 Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Removal from old abandoned house (two queens)
Patrick Thomas 0 1621 Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Cast-In-Position Starter Strips
BBC 0 1945 Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 2197 Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:50 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Added super and checkerboarded this gorgeous hive
Patrick Thomas 0 3549 Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:06 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered newly-built hive to friend (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 6824 Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:38 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered a top bar nuc today (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 9444 Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Baiting a full size hive
Rusty Strings 0 13364 Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:18 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland List of every beekeeping association in the UK
Turbulence 0 6130 Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:46 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media "Looks Like Chaos, But It's Under Control" (Remova
Patrick Thomas 0 7168 Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Labow 0 7571 Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training 1st Treatment free conference in a German speaking country
Norbert Dorn 0 7067 Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:42 pm
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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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