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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: The Beekeeper's Handbook Reply with quote

Focus is on Landstroth hives, but it is my favorite of its kind.

The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile.
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Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

Even convinced my local public library to purchase a copy!! Laughing
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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)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



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