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  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:31 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?

This is why swarming does not reduce mite population and thus damage to the brood. But increases population and damage.

Bernhard, if we concentrate on the swarm that leaves,rather than on the p ...
  Topic: Just finished building my national hive.

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 am   Subject: Just finished building my national hive.
What I do on my conventional hive frames, is to just melt some wax to make a line along the underside of the top bar. The bees will do the rest. To add a little strength to the comb, I run 2 horizonta ...
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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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