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 5 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
David Guthrie

Replies: 42
Views: 82666

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:25 pm   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
Hi Barbara
Well, actually I'd already drilled out the centre holes low down on the side with the recommended two holes at the ends on the back. So, in went the periscope with the three high holes. We ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
David Guthrie

Replies: 42
Views: 82666

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:27 pm   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
Well, here we are, all done. Eco floor filled with shrub chippings and hinged periscope entrance with clear-view panel. I'm using some skip rescue rubber matting for top insulation over the top bars; ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
David Guthrie

Replies: 42
Views: 82666

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:12 am   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
Barbara
Yes, I realise it must seem extravagant - but, hey, three quid-odd! In any case, I am not blessed by many friends who can be prevailed upon to save their corks for me and anyway, as you say, ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
David Guthrie

Replies: 42
Views: 82666

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:26 am   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
Hi Barbara
That's a relief! I think if I go with the ecofloor and a periscope entrance, I'll be happy if the bees are!
Trawling through other threads, I note that you prefer entrance holes on the en ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
David Guthrie

Replies: 42
Views: 82666

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:39 pm   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
I am definitely keen on the eco-floor idea, though given caution by Barbara's mention of wax moth invasion! I wonder if there's a way to tackle this for the bees?
As to mice, if the hive has 'legs', ...
 
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