Friends of the Bees
Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Please Read The Rules before posting.

Please support Friends of the Bees to keep this forum free to use.

Beginners start here
Moderators: Barbara, stevecook172001, WileyHunter, moderators

Users browsing this forum: None
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Post new topic
 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
No new posts Announcement: KEEPING COMBS STRAIGHT
3 biobee 31990 Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:05 pm
msscha View latest post
No new posts Announcement: READ THIS FIRST
0 biobee 24119 Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:03 pm
biobee View latest post
No new posts Honey extraction via blender?
4 alan 6045 Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:47 am
zaunreiter View latest post
No new posts First hive stripped clean
22 alan 32666 Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:53 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts artificial swarming in Tbh
1 heathervale 6316 Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:57 am
rmcpb View latest post
No new posts bees in tree
7 davids 16572 Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:23 am
davids View latest post
No new posts Split questions
2 CJ 7075 Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:59 pm
CJ View latest post
No new posts Transferring national frames to top bar
2 christine_knox 4476 Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:57 am
christine_knox View latest post
No new posts swarms
1 joan 3596 Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:33 pm
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Drone expulsion
2 Anna Patrick 4631 Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:15 am
Anna Patrick View latest post
No new posts Mystery ailment - to me anyway!
3 Alan B 5460 Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:45 pm
Alan B View latest post
No new posts Transferring from a Langstroth to a TBH
0 exmar 3852 Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:41 am
exmar View latest post
No new posts birds eating bees
6 dubluvva 7611 Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:35 pm
dubluvva View latest post
No new posts "eco" hives vs wire mesh
3 exmar 5306 Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:38 pm
AugustC View latest post
No new posts National Hive
3 exmar 5079 Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:02 am
exmar View latest post
No new posts Hived swarm. No eggs yet ....
10 barshambees 11559 Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:30 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Why are the bees not going down?
8 mrspicklebockle 10781 Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:02 am
Fyrefly View latest post
No new posts Swarm collected but some left behind
9 mefgbee 11319 Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:36 am
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Hive location, Sun, Partial Shade, Shade?
3 exmar 5499 Wed May 27, 2015 1:21 am
exmar View latest post
No new posts Feeding in new tbh
4 Safronsue 6413 Tue May 26, 2015 6:01 am
Safronsue View latest post
No new posts ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
4 hannah donovan 6073 Mon May 25, 2015 9:27 pm
hannah donovan View latest post
No new posts best time of day for transfuring bees?
5 hannah donovan 6683 Mon May 25, 2015 4:44 pm
catchercradle View latest post
No new posts harvesting from a Warre
3 What Now? 5548 Mon May 25, 2015 9:29 am
zaunreiter View latest post
No new posts what do i put on a beesting
14 hannah donovan 16319 Fri May 22, 2015 11:33 pm
andy pearce View latest post
No new posts Temporary housing on HTBH, How soon can I transfer a swarm?
4 barshambees 5862 Thu May 21, 2015 10:39 am
barshambees View latest post
No new posts worst beekeeper ever?!
3 mrspicklebockle 5538 Wed May 20, 2015 11:51 pm
mrspicklebockle View latest post
No new posts Exterior finish for TBH
5 exmar 7643 Wed May 20, 2015 9:40 pm
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Totally new, Totally lost
4 dash 5875 Wed May 20, 2015 8:56 pm
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Two questions re an artificial swarm in tbh with periscope
3 csturgess 5707 Wed May 20, 2015 8:30 am
AugustC View latest post
No new posts do my bees have nosema?
2 hannah donovan 4129 Tue May 19, 2015 12:16 pm
hannah donovan View latest post
No new posts Nosema; We've got it - what shall we do?
1 What Now? 3845 Tue May 19, 2015 11:40 am
AugustC View latest post
No new posts can i use honey watered down 50/50 for feed
2 hannah donovan 4618 Mon May 18, 2015 2:12 am
hannah donovan View latest post
No new posts mentor?
2 hannah donovan 4385 Sat May 16, 2015 12:26 am
hannah donovan View latest post
No new posts Verroa mite control
6 anth1979 9573 Thu May 07, 2015 2:36 pm
greengage View latest post
No new posts Would this jacket be OK for a beginner?
19 mefgbee 28792 Mon May 04, 2015 7:41 am
Jasbee View latest post
No new posts To Dexter's Shed - Queenless Colonies and pollen
4 Bugscouter 5948 Sat May 02, 2015 9:36 am
biobee View latest post
No new posts Bees and horses
19 johnshadows 26263 Fri May 01, 2015 3:35 am
cjachens View latest post
No new posts hive/comb subsitution for beginner
6 Safronsue 7720 Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:50 pm
biobee View latest post
No new posts moisture droplets on top bars
2 rainman1962 4166 Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:25 pm
Bugscouter View latest post
No new posts Queenless, move a queen cell over from TBH?
5 Kit_McConnico 6499 Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:50 pm
Kit_McConnico View latest post
No new posts How many openings
6 rainman1962 7491 Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:42 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Cleaning out an old hive
3 DrTeeth 5511 Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:19 am
Kit_McConnico View latest post
No new posts Mould in hive and runny honey
5 anth1979 13033 Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:20 pm
anth1979 View latest post
No new posts 15 bar TBH
[ Goto pageGoto page: 1, 2 ]
30 ValBee 51433 Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:51 pm
Che Guebuddha View latest post
No new posts syrup problems
2 rainman1962 4213 Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:01 am
trekmate View latest post
No new posts How best to use a Nuc?
3 mefgbee 5857 Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:22 pm
mefgbee View latest post
No new posts Bananas and Bees
12 greengage 15559 Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:23 pm
greengage View latest post
No new posts what presever do i use on the hive
5 hannah donovan 6186 Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:41 pm
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Washing my suit
3 josephinesthompson 4596 Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:10 pm
catchercradle View latest post
No new posts Moving bees
6 shadiya 9824 Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:49 pm
shadiya View latest post
No new posts UK best reputable place to buy bees
3 hannah donovan 8457 Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:59 am
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Bar preparation
5 Safronsue 7469 Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:58 am
catchercradle View latest post
Display topics from previous:  
Post new topic    beekeeping forum -> Beginners start here All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Page 5 of 9
Jump to:  
New posts New posts    No new posts No new posts    Announcement Announcement
New posts [ Popular ] New posts [ Popular ]    No new posts [ Popular ] No new posts [ Popular ]    Sticky Sticky
New posts [ Locked ] New posts [ Locked ]    No new posts [ Locked ] No new posts [ Locked ]
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

SPECIAL OFFER FOR UK FORUM MEMBERS - Buy your protective clothing here and get a special 15% discount! (use the code BAREFOOTBEEKEEPER at checkout and be sure to 'update basket')



Are the big energy companies bleeding you dry?


Is way too much of your hard-earned family income going up in smoke?

Are you worried about what could happen if the ageing grid system fails?

You need to watch this short video NOW to find out how YOU can cut your energy bills TO THE BONE within 30 days!

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)

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



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

View Forum - Beginners start here - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum