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  Topic: Observation window design

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:46 pm   Subject: Observation window design
I'm already giving thought to my next one though and my plan is to cut the window hole out of the plywood side of the hive and then attach a sheet of Perspex the full size of the plywood, so that one ...
  Topic: Observation Window for a Beginner

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 5:21 pm   Subject: Observation Window for a Beginner
I am wondering what the problem would be of having a plexiglas/perspex window on an entire side of the TBH, with a wood frame behind it, anchoring it to the rest of the hive, and hinged door covering ...
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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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