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  Topic: paint inside of hive?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:33 am   Subject: paint inside of hive?
thanks for all the kind replies . my mind is eased about the paint . the paint is probably 10 to 15 years old . the ends cover the exposed panels and glued with gorilla glue and will be painted on the ...
  Topic: Help! -mold and mildew

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:48 pm   Subject: tarp wrap?
here in north ks. the words tarp wrap scares me., wrap your boat motor in plastic tarp and expect to do expensive repairs come spring, wrap your car and the paint will blister and rust under the blist ...
  Topic: paint inside of hive?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:34 pm   Subject: paint inside of hive?
I have built a tbh using hollow core closet bifold door. however both sides of the doors was painted . I have sanded the inside surface with 36 grit belt sander to roughen it. was not able to get all ...
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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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