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  Topic: wind protection for hive
beesngardening@gmail.com

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:48 am   Subject: wind protection for hive
My bees are arriving next month and I need ideas on how to provide wind protection for my hive
I live in Kansas, USA on 5 acres which has no locations where I can place my hive near trees or shrubs. ...
  Topic: spacing bars in warre hive
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:36 am   Subject: spacing bars in warre hive
I need advice on methods to properly space the bars on a warre hive. I have had top bar hives, no problem there as bars form the roof.
I dont want to nail the bars in place in case I need at some poi ...
 
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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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