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  Topic: Verroa mite control

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:52 pm   Subject: Sticky bottom board?
Sorry if this is a bit off topic. But it might be of interest for those of us who use a bottom board to monitor varroa mites?
I have only had bees in a HTBH for about 3 full seasons. The only treatme ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:37 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
Hi Alnoble, You beat me to it!

Just wondered if you knew that The Mesh Company now sells varroa mesh in lengths suitable for Top Bar Hives.! Via its website.
And at a very reasonable price. Exce ...
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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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