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  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:15 am   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
Thanks for the prompt explanation Bernard.

The tip on the nails is valuable indeed. I had not thought of it.

An additional question though. If a Warré box has 18.9 liters of volume and the bees ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:44 pm   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
Can someone clarify for me what makes the grow down method so much more unlikely to succeed? In a standard framed hive the bees cross between the gaps into other boxes. The queen may actually lay acro ...
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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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