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  Topic: Starving?
Neukirchen

Replies: 3
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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 pm   Subject: BIAB: Progress report?
Hi!
I saw that nobody's responded to your questions - in over a month. I don't know what's up with that, but I know that it's comforting to find answers to your pressing questions when you're jus ...
  Topic: adding queenless rescued bees to existing colony
Neukirchen

Replies: 5
Views: 10443

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:22 pm   Subject: adding brood comb to the queenless hive.
I'll try to get the brood comb from a friend, preferably one that has a queen cell on it.
Moving brood comb hasn't worked out well for me, from the many rescues I've done using a bee vac. They always ...
  Topic: adding queenless rescued bees to existing colony
Neukirchen

Replies: 5
Views: 10443

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:44 am   Subject: adding queenless rescued bees to existing colony
Thanx for the help. Both of my hives are vertical TBHs, Japanese type, with spales.
I'm gong to dump the proceeds of my bee-vacuum into an empty hive box, same type.
I won't know, right away, if I ...
  Topic: adding queenless rescued bees to existing colony
Neukirchen

Replies: 5
Views: 10443

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:21 pm   Subject: adding queenless rescued bees to existing colony
I'm about to remove bees, with a bee vac, from a tight area with very restricted access.
This must be done so that the house may be sold.
I'll try to get everyone out but don't know the interior d ...
  Topic: Traditional Japanese hive or "pseudo-skep"
Neukirchen

Replies: 22
Views: 50036

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:48 am   Subject: Re. Fixed hives and USDA removable bar requirements
Excellent post! You've brought-up something that I'd been wondering about; perhaps you'll know the answer to this question.
You'd mentioned how this design discourages inspection, which has made me ...
  Topic: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
Neukirchen

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Views: 129618

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:23 pm   Subject: Hive Status: nearly full
Greetings all! I'm a new-bee.
This looked to be a good forum in which to inject my inquiry.
I built a HTBH before I discovered this site: 36"long, 12"deep, 10" across the narrowest, w ...
 
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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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