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  Topic: Anybody succeeded with this design?
neilevans1971

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:13 pm   Subject: Update from my 2013 post...Bees Over Wintered
I installed my bees in Spring 2013 with a 3lb package of Italians. Initially I installed the package of bees into the brood box, but with in a few days they absconded. I found the ball of bees in the ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
neilevans1971

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:58 pm   Subject: 1 year sucess in Maryland, USA
I installed my bees in Spring 2013 with a 3lb package of Italians. Initially I installed the package of bees into the brood box, but with in a few days they absconded. I found the ball of bees in th ...
  Topic: Anybody succeeded with this design?
neilevans1971

Replies: 16
Views: 36872

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:19 am   Subject: I am using a Perone-ish hive in USA, Maryland
Over the 2012-2013 winter I built 3 Perone hives that I altered slightly to make them legal for use in the USA, gave them a screened bottom board, and a ventilated and insulated inner cover with feedi ...
 
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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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