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  Topic: Honey Flow Hive

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:38 am   Subject: Honey Flow Hive
Anyone seen or know anything about this hive. It looks interesting. Maybe put these supers on top of a Perone type hive perhaps? The brood chamber it left alone and you can harvest without disturbing ...
  Topic: Oscar Perone is retiring...?

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:49 am   Subject: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
I can understand wanting to retire and not deal with the critics but why pull all your material off the web that just doesn't make any sense. People are wanting to try it experiment with it and build ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:44 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
That is awesome Bernhard! I love the hum of the bees I bet it is very therapeutic to fall asleep to them. Fantastic pictures thanks!
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:21 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Ok read the whole thread.

Regarding bee poo in the comb and honey..... Tests were done here with colored syrup given to the bees in summer and autumn. Bees stored the syrup for their overwintering ...
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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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