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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Labow 0 43 Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Set up my 2nd aquarium observation hive - top bar style
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Volunteer position in Madagascar
biobee 0 555 Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:04 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives How do you Treat your HTBH with Mite Away Quick Strips
Labow 0 757 Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Brought home bees in a trash can
Patrick Thomas 0 340 Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training BEE- CRAFT FAIR
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Layens Hive
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Late season luxury beekeeping break in the midlands...
biobee 0 414 Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects 'Making Increase' without Splits.
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beegraham 0 485 Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 pm
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biobee 0 655 Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:50 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Help needed in Glastonbury
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Little white larve
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives My TopBarHive in Devon UK
beegraham 0 653 Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives En-block handling of top bars
beegraham 0 756 Tue May 23, 2017 6:29 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Beevital Hive clean substitution
jetam 0 634 Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Dead drones
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA Looking for Cincinnati/Southern Ohio/N. Kentucky Mentor
artiesbees 0 1452 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
Brijay 0 743 Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm
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AndyC 0 1000 Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:02 pm
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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 0 873 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
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 1426 Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 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
downfarm 0 832 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 0 767 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here starting hygienic
sstork 0 1219 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 0 939 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 0 900 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 0 942 Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:45 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Wind proofing
AndyC 0 958 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 1037 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 1139 Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:53 am
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
Henryderek 0 975 Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am
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Thebigflyin 0 1065 Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Fat Honey comb?
mischief 0 1309 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 1372 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 1145 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 3431 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 1306 Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives December 8 - Activity
beegraham 0 2500 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 1879 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 1243 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 1610 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 1609 Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:01 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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