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Patrick Thomas 0 3144 Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2943 Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:13 pm
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Leila 0 4126 Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 3226 Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:20 am
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Adriaan 0 7019 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! How can I move a hive?
Qiset 0 3522 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 3297 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 3221 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 3389 Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 3605 Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
Patrick Thomas 0 3431 Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 pm
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No new posts Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy Apitherapy Book Charles Mraz Healt and the honeybee
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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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