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  Topic: For my grand mother
4nd73j

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:05 am   Subject: For my grand mother
Brinscall Hall in Lancashire is booked on her calander and we will be visiting mid next week. I am actually kind of excited to be spending time with her and learning a little for my self. And hard lab ...
  Topic: Wild bees of Guernsey
4nd73j

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PostForum: Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:27 am   Subject: Re: Wild bees of Guernsey
some really beautiful brightly coloured bees there!!
  Topic: For my grand mother
4nd73j

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:09 am   Subject: For my grand mother
I love the idea of Brinscall Hall in Lancashire, it's not too far away and it will give me a day out with her! this is something that might also bring on more of a social life for her which would be ...
  Topic: For my grand mother
4nd73j

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:13 am   Subject: For my grand mother
Hey guys,

First off i just want to say that it's great to be here and that i am grateful for being added to this forum. Ever since i was a child my grand mother would tell me about the importance o ...
 
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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.

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