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  Topic: Damage hive - need to move bees

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:39 am   Subject: Damage hive - need to move bees
or take a plank of wood (with screws already in place) and a battery drill to the hive and simply cover the bottom with that.
obviously wear full protection…
no need to move them.
sounds like a so ...
  Topic: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:21 am   Subject: Transferring Langstroth Bees to a Top Bar Hive

there was another way i remember...

take two of the frames out of the lang (side ones, if full of honey feed that back to them). replace with topbars (pref in the broodnest, if conditions a ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:00 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
This it's rather interesting..

There is a chap, can't remember his name, he fills a miller feeder up with water and leaves that at bottom of hive.
I think he leaves it there the year round..

Wi ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:00 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
thats great stuff!!

i'd love to do the same, but i know in my attic in summer, you could cook stuff up there so hot!!!

solar sauna!!

  Topic: What type of bees?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:54 pm   Subject: What type of bees?
can't give advice but i started with local swarms.. in baithives... DD
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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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