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  Topic: Hive from Hell

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:06 am   Subject: Hive from Hell
Thank you for all your comments. Bernard, I am in Idaho and we don't have Africanized bees (too cold for them) but they are sure acting like them. I was probably in longer than 5 min. but not more tha ...
  Topic: Hive from Hell

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:33 pm   Subject: Hive from Hell
Here's an interesting situation. I went into my hive yesterday to fix a broken comb from last fall and to check on the state of the hive. There were lots of bees flying and the 36" TBH was bustin ...
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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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