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  Topic: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
KMP

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:27 pm   Subject: Info about the Bienenkiste (BEE-nen-KISS-te) hive in English
Hello Colin,

I just wanted to add a note that I am in the process of translating the Bienenkiste Web site (source of the videos) into English. The raw translations can be found in the Bienenkiste E ...
  Topic: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
KMP

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:12 am   Subject: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
Laughing
Well, I said...would...personally I don't see any advantage in using such a hive. I think a regular TBH might be better off.


I find TBHs appealing. As I understand them (e.g. after readi ...
  Topic: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
KMP

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:04 am   Subject: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
This sketch pretty much explains it:

Rail 2 is screwed from the outside, so if you want to remove the brood bars, you stand up the hive, unscrew the rail 2 from the outside and lift out one comb af ...
  Topic: Die Bienenkiste and some German YouTube videos
KMP

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Views: 70591

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:46 pm   Subject: The Bienenkiste

So - what my thinking is (or rather 'was', as I've put this on the back burner for the winter) - is to build a Bienenkiste with a removable top, rather than the classic removable bottom. This - in ...
 
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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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