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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA Looking for Cincinnati/Southern Ohio/N. Kentucky Mentor
artiesbees 0 73 Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:09 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Colony and top bar hive available for free
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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 0 212 Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 pm
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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
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Day of the Bee, Bruton, Somerset, April 22
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Tree and log hive beekeeping in Norway
happybee 0 317 Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:45 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Alternative to hinges on top bar lid.
AndyC 0 336 Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:23 pm
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biobee 0 401 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 0 331 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!
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Thebigflyin 0 339 Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am
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mischief 0 424 Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:33 pm
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Tomas 0 516 Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:42 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Any groups in Somerset ?
RedRocket 0 365 Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:12 pm
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Ernie Farmboy 0 1006 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 0 540 Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives December 8 - Activity
beegraham 0 1084 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 0 741 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
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects [ Poll ] Improve Your Hives - application for beekeepers
Honey Duke 0 855 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 0 855 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 0 929 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 1015 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 1719 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 1552 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 1160 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:25 pm
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biobee 0 1171 Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:22 pm
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biobee 0 1144 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 0 789 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 0 928 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 1057 Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:09 am
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No new posts Photo gallery Swarms don't seem to care!!
AndyC 0 1157 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 2394 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 1030 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 1002 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 1111 Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:47 am
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No new posts Photo gallery Today's Inspection
Nordak 0 999 Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:51 am
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Christmas tree wallpaper came from
Samuels1990 0 976 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 1162 Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:22 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Perpendicular Combs
Adam Rose 0 1027 Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:08 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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