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  Topic: What's happened?

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:03 am   Subject: What's happened?
Hello Barbara, thanks for the reply.

It's a shame that the forum is less popular these days as it started many clueless people like myself on the path to natural beekeeping.

No bees at the mom ...
  Topic: What's happened?

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: What's happened?
Have been away from the forum for some time and am sorry to find that not a lot seems to happen here any more. Has everyone gone over to Facebook and what happened to the pictures?
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:39 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Bernhard,thank you for sharing this with us.

It must be a wonderful experience to lie awake at night listening to the contented buzz from the hive in the attic.

When I have enough experience I ...
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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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