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  Topic: Transferring frames to TBH
bingevader

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:43 am   Subject: Transferring frames to TBH
We chopped and cropped.
Garden wire to hold comb in, but all the way around top bar and comb with a wooden brace (cannibalised from the brood frames we were transferring from) across the bottom so th ...
  Topic: Are my bees swarming
bingevader

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:24 pm   Subject: Are my bees swarming
What did your packaged bees come in?
Can you modify the box to re-house a swarm if needs be?
  Topic: Bee poo
bingevader

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:10 pm   Subject: Bee poo
Sorry, bit too late to this.
However, from what I've read/been told, it depends on the age/stage/type of bee as to where it poos.
The foragers and any older bees that can fly will poo outside, away ...
 
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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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