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  Topic: Perone Hive - Life Span
augold

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 am   Subject: Perone Hive - Life Span
Thank you for your reply and thoughts. I had never thought about the bees using what might be seen as pests to assist in management of the comb. I was thinking that old black comb must become a proble ...
  Topic: Perone Hive - Life Span
augold

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Views: 3135

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 pm   Subject: Perone Hive - Life Span
Hi All,

Having a TBH for 5 years and a Perone for 3 years. I got to thinking of life spans of continuous occupation of bees. With the top bar and other conventional hives, the beekeeper is able to ...
  Topic: Cell Cappings
augold

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:40 am   Subject: Cell Cappings
Hi,

Yesterday I observed a number of bees removing debri from the hive and it took me a while to realise what they were removing were cell cappings. I was wondering how common this is and maybe th ...
  Topic: Hoverfly
augold

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:18 pm   Subject: Hoverfly
I have today been watching my bait hives and have noticed a hoverfly ( or a fly that can hover ) above the hive and in close proximity to the hives. Having watched for a number of hours I observed the ...
 
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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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