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  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
Ladysmeader

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:39 pm   Subject: Simple hive-building jig
Thanks Pat.

I can rest easy now !

Charles
  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
Ladysmeader

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:22 pm   Subject: Simple hive-building jig
Thanks Newwoman. Just to be clear, the small gap I have is between the side edge of the follower board and the side of the hive, not at the bottom. Are any bees likely to attempt to escape from centra ...
  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
Ladysmeader

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:21 pm   Subject: Follower board accuracy
I have just constructed a TB hive from a kit of pieces of wood provided to me. Unfortunately it did not come with a jig or instructions. I had a tough job putting the sides and ends together accuratel ...
 
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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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