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  Topic: My hTBH in Quarry Bank

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:34 pm   Subject: My hTBH in Quarry Bank
Hi Lance,
I'm in Kingswinford throughout June so I could pop over for a coffee and chat if you would like.

Just restarting at my new house here in Lorraine after a couple of years moving around to ...

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:09 am   Subject:
Probably a complete tangent to bee keeping but I thought members might want to know about this web site.

Helpx. net is a little like WOOFING but with fewer restrictions. It puts people willing to o ...
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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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