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  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
maxine

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:27 am   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
Oh Barbara,
that's a brilliant idea and yes I can manage that (this wind is so nasty at the moment) I have frames for nationals but only enough wax to give them all starter strips, (according to the ...
  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
maxine

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:34 am   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
Hello, I need help, I am not a new keeper, just managed to lock myself out of my original account and cant seem to get back in.
here is my problem, I took delivery of a few full hives some Hungarian, ...
 
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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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