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  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Yaribee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:33 am   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Thanks recon I was wondering about something similar.

How would you feed the honey back to them?

I've yet to finish painting the outside of my mini-top bar so will be a few weeks yet. Will keep ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Yaribee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Hmm may still give it a go, will let you all know how I go in a few months
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Yaribee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:35 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Wow thanks for all the advice, I'm very grateful to hear this before I make another slow mistake, would have taken me weeks or months to find this out on my own.

Is there any evidence to suggest a ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
Yaribee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:13 pm   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive
I had a similar result late 2011 here in Byron Bay Australia, the bees wouldn't move down to my top bar hive and ended up swarming... I still have the langstroth and am about to try another method by ...
 
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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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