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  Topic: thermal research - need advice on VERY tall warre
susi385

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:21 pm   Subject: thermal research - need advice on VERY tall warre
puh i am not pretty sure if this is a good thing to invest time in it. I think what you will find out won't bring us any further....
  Topic: Small Hive beetle in Italy
susi385

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:20 pm   Subject: Small Hive beetle in Italy
interesting case!
  Topic: Bee
susi385

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:13 pm   Subject: Bee
How do you handle, if the bees seem to starve in Winter?
I am new to the business.
Thank you!
Susi
  Topic: Small Hive beetle in Italy
susi385

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Views: 40400

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:11 pm   Subject: Italy in 2019
Does anybody know, if this is still a case in Italy?
I am new to this forum.
Would love to hear from you,
Best Regards from Germany,
Susi
 
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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.

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