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  Topic: Honey for Winter
bobdurivage

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:59 am   Subject: Honey for Winter
How many bars of honey should I leave for a tb colony to winter?
  Topic: Queen Excluder
bobdurivage

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:57 am   Subject: Queen Excluder
I want to put a queen excluder(homemade) in my tb hive. How far in from the entrance do I put it?
  Topic: Spacing Between Hives
bobdurivage

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:22 am   Subject: Spacing Between Hives
What is the minimum recommended spacing between hives?
  Topic: Black Comb
bobdurivage

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Black Comb
How long does it take for a top bar comb to turn black? Should black comb be removed?
 
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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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