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  Topic: Giant Asian Hornet
edric

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:25 pm   Subject: Giant Asian Hornet
Knocked this out of the air with a Sabal palmetto frond petiole, because I thought it was an Asian Hornet, but it has slightly different markings, and does not have a real yellow head either, did I ki ...
  Topic: Got my nuc on the 29th
edric

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:07 am   Subject: Got my nuc on the 29th
Hi,

Probably the correct answer is "It all depends"

It all depends on the honey flow in your area and how much competion the bees have for that source of food.

It would be pretty ha ...
  Topic: Got my nuc on the 29th
edric

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Views: 6512

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:49 pm   Subject: Got my nuc on the 29th
Hi all, I drove to Hastings FL. last Thursday from Oak Hill, FL., (where I live 30 mi. so. of Daytona bch.), I put the five frames of wall to wall bees in, everything went smooth as silk, fed them two ...
  Topic: Installing the nuc
edric

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Installing the nuc
Hi all, the first week in May I pick up my nuc, I've done a bit of reading, watched a few videos, and have instructions from the hive maker, does anyone have any tips, and does anyone go without using ...
  Topic: Installing the nuc
edric

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Views: 7527

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:59 am   Subject: Installing the nuc
Hi all, the first week in May I pick up my nuc, I've done a bit of reading, watched a few videos, and have instructions from the hive maker, does anyone have any tips, and does anyone go without using ...
 
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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.

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