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  Topic: Just starting... Warre outdated?
wa1ter

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 pm   Subject: Just starting... Warre outdated?
I think Warrés should be handled as he intended them to be handled, without bar manipulation. And yes, I realize you'll have no choice but to do so if you get a visit from an inspector which is why I ...
  Topic: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
wa1ter

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:35 pm   Subject: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
Forgot to say, as for the extra maintenance part... during expansion of the brood nest you'll have to pay a bit more attention to make sure your bees don't run out of space. Same during a heavy flow. ...
  Topic: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"
wa1ter

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:31 pm   Subject: Clarity on the "Additional Maintenance Required"

Bees are often crushed between top-bars as the beekeeper rearranges the bars after removing them from the hive body. This problem can be serious when colonies are manipulated at night. When bees are ...
 
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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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