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  Topic: catenary hive
boogierocket

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:03 am   Subject: Catenary hives, profiles, etc
Sorry I don't do online profiles. Basically bee-keeping is a species of theft. You grab some bees that someone else has mislaid, then you hope they will go out and rob all your neighbours' nectar. ...
  Topic: catenary hive
boogierocket

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:41 pm   Subject: catenary hive
Sorry Johnno I don't do pix and I don't do smileys.
The biggest mistake I made with my catenaries was in not providing top bee space. I was going for economy at the time and thought that without t ...
  Topic: catenary hive
boogierocket

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:43 pm   Subject: catenary hive
I made some catenary hives after the Bielby pattern, except I made mine to fit over an MD plan. I formed the body quite simply from half inch thick shuttering ply fore and aft, and the curved body is ...
 
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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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