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  Topic: Balanced Beekeeping II

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:45 pm   Subject: Balanced Beekeeping II
Thank you for the news. I appreciate all the hard work that Phil does for the bees, the environment, and us.
  Topic: Balanced Beekeeping II

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:09 am   Subject: Balanced Beekeeping II
Any word on when Balanced Beekeeping II will be available?

I have been patiently waiting since last summer for this to come out, I would volunteer to read and provide a provide a peer review if ...
  Topic: Bees and horses

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:35 am   Subject: Horse in the TBH
This spring during a good flow I put a horse in a small pasture with two top bar hives. I strapped the top to the hive so the horse could not knock it off. The horse ate down all the grass in about ...
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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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