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  Topic: Eco floor ponderings

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:20 pm   Subject: Eco floor ponderings
Thanks for your responses, especially AugustC - very helpful pros and cons!
  Topic: Eco floor ponderings

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:02 pm   Subject: Removable ecofloor
I'm just in the process of building an hTBH and have been pondering on the ecofloor, too. The comments here have been really helpful. I've been wondering whether to put in a mesh floor to keep the bee ...
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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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