Friends of the Bees
Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

THIS FORUM IS ARCHIVED AND IS NOW READ ONLY. PLEASE GO TO THE NEW FORUM

*** You will need to re-register ***

Please support Friends of the Bees

Search found 11 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Balamut

Replies: 21
Views: 32648

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Russian bees are aggressive but they are stronger and survive better in winter.
  Topic: How to recognize varroa mites?
Balamut

Replies: 11
Views: 19330

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:40 pm   Subject: Re: How to recognize varroa mites?
You can see little holes on brood capping and also you can bees with undeveloped wings.
  Topic: Feeding
Balamut

Replies: 8
Views: 12279

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Feeding
The best food for bees is natural, raw honey.
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Balamut

Replies: 21
Views: 32648

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
They sell Italian bees and Russian bees.

Strengths

shows strong disposition to breeding and very prolific
cleanliness/excellent housekeeper (which some scientists think might be a facto ...
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Balamut

Replies: 21
Views: 32648

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:29 am   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
You need to read beekeeping books before you start with bees. It`s not easy to manage colonies. My friend is a beekeeper for 15 years and he says that he is still learning. Bees are amazing creatur ...
  Topic: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
Balamut

Replies: 21
Views: 32648

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:08 am   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Fastbees.net to order bees?
I bought NUCs from Fastbees.net and I hived them. After one month each colony covered 9 - 10 deep frames. I put second deep hive body and then later two suppers. Colonies are very strong now.
  Topic: Zázrivá days, Slovakia
Balamut

Replies: 1
Views: 9089

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:50 am   Subject: Re: Zázrivá days, Slovakia
It would nice to visit.
  Topic: Diet-dependent gene expression in honey bees: honey vs. sucr
Balamut

Replies: 2
Views: 13982

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:46 am   Subject: Re: Diet-dependent gene expression in honey bees: honey vs.
I think honey is natural food for bees. It has everything bees neet including all vitamins.
  Topic: SHB - how long before they show up?
Balamut

Replies: 1
Views: 9066

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:41 am   Subject: Re: SHB - how long before they show up?
Most likely SHB came from area. I had big problems with SHB in one area. They killed all colonies I brought there. I stopped putting colonies in this area. SHB are multiplying in areas where are m ...
  Topic: Sugar versus honey. Winner: honey
Balamut

Replies: 5
Views: 14877

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:26 am   Subject: Re: Sugar versus honey. Winner: honey
Natural raw honey is always much better than sugar syrup but it`s dangerous when there is no nectar flow because bees will start stealing and killing each other.
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
Balamut

Replies: 134
Views: 320749

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:19 am   Subject: Re: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
I didn`t treat colonies for years. Strong colonies will take care of anything.
 
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT
Jump to:  

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)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

Search - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum