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  Topic: The Hartman Grid Revisited
AlchemyBees

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:54 pm   Subject: The Hartman Grid Revisited
Not sure where this thread should be housed but please don't delete any of your posts. This took an amazingly interesting path that may eventually get to an answer for the OP. There is much to learn ...
  Topic: Bees won't stay in swarm box
AlchemyBees

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:12 pm   Subject: Bees won't stay in swarm box
I had a good sized swarm on a bush. I put the box under the swarm and shook them in. Got most of them in. No sooner were they in that they all started running out. In no time they were all in the ...
  Topic: A Bully Bee?
AlchemyBees

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:12 am   Subject: A Bully Bee?
I wonder if bees have territory. That's what it looked like. The other bee just flew off. Maybe it knew it was tresspassing. "and don't come back!"
  Topic: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers?
AlchemyBees

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:17 pm   Subject: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers?
I'm brand new in Newberg Oregon. I got my Warre hives from Matt at Bee Thinking. I love them and can't wait to start bees. My plan is to get one package so I can try that, I'm also going to build s ...
 
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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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