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  Topic: Transporting a top bar nuc.
WidgetMan

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:11 am   Subject: Transporting a top bar nuc.
When moving a whole TBH I put the whole thing inside a duvet cover so if any of the bars move in transit escaping bees won't disturb me. When moving a nuc box, I use either a 5 bar or 10 bar version, ...
  Topic: The Derby and District Beekeeping Project.
WidgetMan

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:28 am   Subject: The Derby and District Beekeeping Project.
The Derby and District Beekeeping Project - just google DaDBeeP - meets at The Harrington Arms, Thulston, DE72 3EY (just outside Elvaston Castle and Country Park in sunny South Derbyshire) on the firs ...
  Topic: Derby and District Beekeeping Project - 4th Sept 2013.
WidgetMan

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:10 am   Subject: DaDBeeP 2014 March Meeting.
DaDBeeP's March meeting is on Wednesday 5th March at the Harrington Arms, Thurlston 7-9pm (see previous posts).

All very welcome to close out the old season and herald the new.
  Topic: Derby and District Beekeeping Project - 4th Sept 2013.
WidgetMan

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:50 am   Subject: Derby and District Beekeeping Project - 4th Sept 2013.
The Derby and District Beekeeping Project - just google DaDBeeP - has its next meeting on Wednesday 4th September at The Harrington Arms, Thulston, DE72 3EY (just outside Elvaston Castle and Country P ...
  Topic: Mesh floor material
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:19 pm   Subject: Mesh floor material
Just screened the bottom of my first hive with a section of the safety netting from a large kids garden trampoline (no longer required). Mesh size is around 3.5 to 4mm so doubled it over and secured w ...
 
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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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