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  Topic: Questions about grid spacing
silversage

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: Questions about grid spacing
As an experiment, I'm working on building a hexagonal, perone style hive and was having some thoughts/questions about the comb grid. The PDF I have about making a perone hive cites the grid spacing ba ...
  Topic: Eco floor?
silversage

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:48 am   Subject: Eco floor?
Thanks for the thoughts everybody. I've got some ideas now!
  Topic: Eco floor?
silversage

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:46 pm   Subject: Eco floor?
Would there be any advantage to putting an eco floor in a Perone hive? I'm making an octagonal perone style hive just as fun experiment and was thinking about an eco type floor, but then it seems lik ...
 
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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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