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  Topic: law

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:08 am   Subject: law
hello i dont know if this is the right place to ask but i am just starting to keep bees and have been building my own hives and i placed them in the garden and one person next door said theres a law o ...
  Topic: hive bottoms

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:43 am   Subject: hive bottoms
thank you all for replying but if you use a soild floor how to you control the hive bettle and other pests i was told that when yousugar dust the betles fall throg the mesh floor and cant get back in ...
  Topic: hive bottoms

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:41 am   Subject: hive bottoms
hello which is the best hive bottom for a south wales hive a mesh or soild wood floor if mesh do you cover up in winter thank you
  Topic: small cell

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:34 pm   Subject: small cell
hello every one i am building my own hives nucs etc in the rose hive way and want to know have any one used the small cell foundation what are the benitfits of it and do you use oils to treat your bee ...
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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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