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  Topic: Varroa treatment.
Almalutz

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 am   Subject: Varroa treatment.
Two methods for treating Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) were tested during this study. One method of treatment was vaporized oxalic acid applied once per week for 3 weeks. This method did prove bene ...
  Topic: Why did my bees die?
Almalutz

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:36 am   Subject: Why did my bees die?
A good article which needs to be applauded. Smile
 
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Quality Top Bar Hives by Andrew Vidler

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.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

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