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  Topic: Top bar hive.

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:08 am   Subject: Top bar hive.
Apologies if this is a second reply, still finding my way around.
I was wondering if a thick layer of fine saw dust would conceal any oil residue. Finding the right material to suit the bees is les ...
  Topic: Top bar hive.

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:36 pm   Subject: Top bar hive.
Hello all
This is my first time using this forum, or any forum come to that, so please bare with me.
I am new to bee keeping, this year in fact, it was brought upon me through my work, house maint ...
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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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