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  Topic: An observation hive inside a contained area...
dogman

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:30 pm   Subject: An observation hive inside a contained area...
Thanks for the feedback. I'm still looking into this (not sure I want to even ask my insurance agent about this, he questioned the fact that we have a turtle in the shop...), I could do it with out a ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
dogman

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:22 pm   Subject: Eco-floor - idea and development
I like this idea. I think I'll put an eco floor on one of my Ware hives this year. Now they'll have wood shavings above and below. It sounds like I need to 'season' some of my sawdust. I usually get i ...
  Topic: An observation hive inside a contained area...
dogman

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:20 pm   Subject: An observation hive inside a contained area...
OK, here is the situation that I need some advice about. I own a science toy store where we do classes, as I am also a bee keeper, I though about doing an observation hive, but with a bit of a twist. ...
 
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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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