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  Topic: New bees balling up under hive...what to do, hive is empty
Michupi

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:25 pm   Subject: Queen Back inside...
Thank you all. That is exactly what I did. She must have been in there because they all settled in just fine.
One other thing I did was take off the super. Now there is just the 8 frame brood box. I ...
  Topic: New bees balling up under hive...what to do, hive is empty
Michupi

Replies: 3
Views: 7370

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 6:06 pm   Subject: New bees balling up under hive...what to do, hive is empty
I just got them a few days ago and they are now outside balled up under the hive. I don't know what to do. I dont want them to fly away...
  Topic: Releasing the queen... when?
Michupi

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 2:47 pm   Subject: Newbies new bees...where's the queen?
Hi Y'all. I just picked up my new package bees on April 30th. I hung the queen inside. The cage was corked on both ends. I did not look at it closely when I did so. This morning I was going to let out ...
 
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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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