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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases How to save the frame from the wax moth
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 125 Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media My new channel about beekeeping
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects How to install a new queen bee / Replanting any bee queen in
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Our experience in preventing swarming
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Site offer in Mid Devon
downfarm 0 112 Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Swarms offered North East England
Barbara 0 101 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here starting hygienic
sstork 0 244 Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Day of the Bee, Bruton, Somerset, April 22
biobee 0 198 Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:32 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Lyme Bay New Group meeting 7th March
rendauphin 0 162 Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:07 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Tree and log hive beekeeping in Norway
happybee 0 233 Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:45 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Wind proofing
AndyC 0 244 Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:53 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Alternative to hinges on top bar lid.
AndyC 0 237 Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:23 pm
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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Ex-BBKA President reverses his position on pesticides
biobee 0 319 Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:53 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Introduction to TopBar Hives & natural beekeeping, Lancs
lancashirebeekeeper 0 258 Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:52 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
Henryderek 0 211 Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am
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Thebigflyin 0 241 Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Fat Honey comb?
mischief 0 314 Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:33 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Musings About Making a Top Bar Hive—the basics
Tomas 0 434 Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:42 am
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biobee 0 797 Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:28 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Any groups in Somerset ?
RedRocket 0 284 Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:12 pm
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No new posts Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews Review of two more Skep books
Ernie Farmboy 0 780 Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:25 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media my bees out and about , for first time in some time.
Thebigflyin 0 453 Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives December 8 - Activity
beegraham 0 923 Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:46 pm
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No new posts Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews My next post- Good beginners book
Ernie Farmboy 0 623 Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:26 pm
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No new posts Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews Undoubtedly the most in-depth Top Bar Keeping book
Ernie Farmboy 0 430 Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:11 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects [ Poll ] Improve Your Hives - application for beekeepers
Honey Duke 0 762 Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:26 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Wiltshire? Hoping for a mentor
SarahJ 0 763 Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:01 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Cathedral / Barn style hTBH
beegraham 0 859 Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:43 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA LF a TBH in Easter NC.
mlp2147 0 949 Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:40 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Natural Beekeeping for Beeginners, Lancashire
trekmate 0 1627 Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:30 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Sticky: Top bar hive design - features and benefits
biobee 0 1342 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:27 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Sticky: Quick and easy feeder for a top bar hive
biobee 0 1051 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:25 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Sticky: Checking brood in a top bar hive
biobee 0 1060 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:22 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Sticky: How to handle combs while inspecting them
biobee 0 1046 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:20 pm
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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Agriculture, Food and Climate Change
Adam Rose 0 715 Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:40 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Beginner's Course near Lancaster, UK
trekmate 0 844 Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:39 am
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No new posts Perone Hive images and measurements of perone hives for project
carolina2002 0 970 Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:09 am
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No new posts Photo gallery Swarms don't seem to care!!
AndyC 0 1069 Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:10 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, AUS and NZ New Zealand keepers of TBH? Who's in the Nth Is?
rachelrose 0 2152 Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:12 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Moving hive short distance+merging two hives
charentejohn 0 924 Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:17 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Top bar Beekeeping Course - Sat 13th August
AugustC 0 927 Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:59 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA Top Bar Mentor please
jnickison1 0 1048 Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:47 am
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No new posts Photo gallery Today's Inspection
Nordak 0 917 Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:51 am
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Christmas tree wallpaper came from
Samuels1990 0 891 Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:49 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Aug 5th -7th Natural Beekeeping Northern Gathering
trekmate 0 1063 Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:22 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Perpendicular Combs
Adam Rose 0 934 Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:08 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Swarm wanted in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Area.
lewisgoodall 0 972 Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:02 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! new bees
rene_p 0 1562 Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:50 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Started making hives w/fixed boards due to hive beetle issue
Patrick Thomas 0 1153 Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:18 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here new bars for the broodnest
freebee 0 1610 Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:00 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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