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No new posts Beginners start here UK honey flows
joshrobs 0 33 Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:01 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Queen or no queen.
What Now? 0 35 Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:18 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
Patrick Thomas 0 243 Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Mobile homes are perfect bee hives
Patrick Thomas 0 329 Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Reasons to NOT use periscope entrances?
joshrobs 0 380 Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Bees several feet back under mobile home
Patrick Thomas 0 306 Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:33 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Traffic Cone Bees - Treatment-free and foundationless
Patrick Thomas 0 372 Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:47 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media MY CHIHUAHUA AMONGST KILLER BEES!
Patrick Thomas 0 463 Wed May 29, 2019 3:17 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Traffic Cone Bees Expansion and Chihuahuas
Patrick Thomas 0 321 Wed May 29, 2019 3:13 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted swarm wanted near Exeter Devon
Justin 0 381 Sun May 26, 2019 10:58 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Homes available mid Kent
jimnpaula 0 323 Sat May 25, 2019 9:23 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Four Cathedral TopBarHives alll doing well
beegraham 0 707 Thu May 23, 2019 8:19 pm
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No new posts Announcements: Read This First Insurance
Jan 0 772 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 0 584 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 0 624 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 0 800 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 1046 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 0 928 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 0 676 Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Carmarthenshire, swarms wanted
welshofdave 0 684 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 0 652 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 0 700 Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:05 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Beginning beekeeping questions
Bapelkonr 0 1195 Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:20 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Midges
evdama 0 1037 Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Hereford mentor?
evdama 0 753 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 0 740 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 2119 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 0 896 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 0 847 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 0 920 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 1670 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 1578 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 1284 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 2264 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 3048 Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:22 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Dadant-Blatt to TBH
Leila 0 2051 Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Zest Hive experience
donkeyotay 0 2560 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 1557 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 3626 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 1761 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 1600 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 1562 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 1583 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 1746 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 1890 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 1702 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 2602 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 2538 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 1976 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 1927 Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 am
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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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