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  Topic: feeding fondant gone wrong

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:53 pm   Subject: feeding fondant gone wrong
I do love this idea. I'm just not sure how to get the girls to cluster up underneath the top bar with the hole or slit in it. So, you mention you tried this and it worked for you? They clustered unde ...
  Topic: feeding fondant gone wrong

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:29 pm   Subject: feeding fondant gone wrong
zaunreiter. do you have a recipe for your fondant that goes in the bag?

Dubluvva, I am curious how you managed this. I assume you put the special top bar on while it was still warm enough for the b ...
  Topic: New portable TBH

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:46 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
I love this. compact and movable. Great!

- smelling of wax and propolis

The wax part seems simple enough. Just put in some old comb right? What about the propolis smell? Do you buy the small ...
  Topic: son of hivemonster

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:47 am   Subject: son of hivemonster
Wow! That is amazing looking. alot of work went into that. I would love to see it sometime!
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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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