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  Topic: Chop and Crop
TomP

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:30 pm   Subject: Chop and Crop
Hi Dave,

What you say makes sense in many ways, especially financially. It just takes some patience and a willing to risk having the nuc throw a swarm that you don't catch.

There are some inte ...
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
TomP

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:14 am   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
Thanks for the update, I look forward to hearing (reading) their response.
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
TomP

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:27 pm   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
Hi BioBee,

It has been almost 2 years since you posted this. Do you know how is the Co-Op doing and what they have accomplished in the time between then and now? Have they looked at all at the na ...
 
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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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