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  Topic: New experimental arched top bar design
thaugen

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:19 am   Subject: Bent strips of wood glued together
I have seen some curved laminations like these used to repair boats and they were extremely strong. The problem is finding thin strips of wood rather than cutting your own, which is a tedious process. ...
  Topic: New experimental arched top bar design
thaugen

Replies: 47
Views: 94996

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:36 am   Subject: A similar design
These people cut curved, half-circle top bars out of plywood:

Sun Hive/Haengekorb - check out Google images

Some may object to plywood use due to the chemical adhesive that holds the plywood la ...
  Topic: Videos about PermaApiculture/ Perone Hives in English
thaugen

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:27 am   Subject: Perone website gone?
Appears to be defunct.
 
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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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