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  Topic: Damage hive - need to move bees
ladysif

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:52 pm   Subject: Damage hive - need to move bees
Thanks!
  Topic: Damage hive - need to move bees
ladysif

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:46 pm   Subject: Damage hive - need to move bees
Something - assuming a skunk tore the bottom screen from my hive. To repair it I need to move the bees - I have an empty hive to move them into but was hoping to relocate the hive at the same time - ...
  Topic: no brood, no honey stores, no pollen stores !!!???!?!??
ladysif

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:34 pm   Subject: no brood, no honey stores, no pollen stores !!!???!?!??
Okay - about 3-4 weeks ago I opened up the hives.

#1 was on the weak side - noticed a few hive beetle. Cleaned out any larvae I saw and put in beetle traps. But there was brood, honey and pollen ...
 
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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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