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  Topic: varroa predator
quioui

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:50 pm   Subject: varroa predator
My idealistic solution is that we buy land and move next to each other somewhere in the world. This way we can create a safe haven for the wild life and watch pesticide people kill themselves.
  Topic: Rose Hive method
quioui

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:30 am   Subject: Rose Hive method
Dexter's shed, please calm down.
  Topic: Rose Hive method
quioui

Replies: 86
Views: 196672

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:19 am   Subject: Rose Hive method
I have tried supering an empty box on top of the brood nest but the bees didn't occupy the space. Our main nectar flow will be in 1-2 weeks, I will try it again when the flow starts. What if the early ...
  Topic: Rose Hive method
quioui

Replies: 86
Views: 196672

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:12 am   Subject: Rose Hive method
I agree but as more and more bees emerge you have more nurse bees without a job which is the main reason for a colony to swarm, Michael Bush says. A good way to find a job for those bees is to get the ...
  Topic: Rose Hive method
quioui

Replies: 86
Views: 196672

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:17 pm   Subject: Rose Hive method
It's quite confusing for me too Bernhard. I have a colony in a Warre hive that has overwintered in a single box and now has brood in 3 boxes. So it seems to me the brood nest does expand.
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
quioui

Replies: 40
Views: 85167

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:35 pm   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
Aleikum Selam Che (although I am not a muslim Smile)

I see you very optimistic Che! but there are millions of people in cities who want more of this artificial system. In my opinion this population ba ...
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
quioui

Replies: 40
Views: 85167

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:46 pm   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
Can agriculture be responsible for it? or its amplified version called the "Green Revolution"?
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
quioui

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
This is my third season in beekeeping. I have only one colony in a Warré hive that has never been treated.

I started the colony from a natural swarm and in the first year they suffered from varroa ...
 
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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.

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More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

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