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  Topic: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Grimbold

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:54 am   Subject: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
So, i went out laid out a large flat piece of cardboard under the hive, and had a cardboard box handy also. I brushed all the bees down on to the flattened box and then set up the upside down box near ...
  Topic: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Grimbold

Replies: 7
Views: 13899

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:57 pm   Subject: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Thanks, heading out to deal with them now. I'll post when done.
  Topic: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Grimbold

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:20 pm   Subject: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
My thought is, i could spray them with sugar water, and thump the hive and make them fall down into a cardboard box, then re install them, i also thought, i might be able to just put a box on top of t ...
  Topic: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Grimbold

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:10 pm   Subject: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
The queen is unclipped, and was a direct release this time. Not by choice. I lost the marshmallows on the way out to do the install. i am not sure if the whole cluster is outside or not, i do see some ...
  Topic: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Grimbold

Replies: 7
Views: 13899

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:46 pm   Subject: Newly installed package is bearding outside the hive
Hey all. This is my second year with bees, last year we had an easy and successful install of bees. This year is not going as well i think. I am using a homemade top bar hive, with waxed top bars and ...
 
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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.

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