Friends of the Bees

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

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.



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)
URGENT Help needed now!
Moderators: Barbara, stevecook172001, WileyHunter, moderators

Users browsing this forum: None
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Post new topic
 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
No new posts Broken honeycomb help please
3 Ausgran 173 Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Ausgran View latest post
No new posts Starving?
3 BugsInABox 798 Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Neukirchen View latest post
No new posts Odd top bar problem
2 Bicester Bees 514 Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Bicester Bees View latest post
No new posts Cutout dilemma - help!!
7 PottylottiCharlotte 7862 Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:36 pm
charentejohn View latest post
No new posts Rescue
20 evdama 3443 Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:18 pm
evdama View latest post
No new posts Ants
19 Jenny Mc 13890 Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Barnie View latest post
No new posts How can I move a hive?
0 Qiset 1745 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Qiset View latest post
No new posts HELP!!!!
1 narustin 2358 Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Maggots in my topbar
2 Kulezi 1990 Mon May 28, 2018 8:49 pm
jimnpaula View latest post
No new posts Builder next door wants to remove bees from roof space
15 Chapplefield 16728 Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Chapplefield View latest post
No new posts Dead bees and weird larvae
1 Maniluiza 3351 Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:48 pm
catchercradle View latest post
No new posts Early cold weather- need feeding advice!
3 Shoshanna 4438 Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 am
AndyC View latest post
No new posts surprise bees in discarded warre
7 sangje 5263 Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm
sangje View latest post
No new posts Robbing indicator, or natural slow build up ?
7 mal 5116 Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Rusty Strings View latest post
No new posts Badly dmaged hive
3 pwl256 3756 Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Dying young bes in front of hive
12 choop26 7051 Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:51 am
eltalia View latest post
No new posts Little white larve
0 CitricWeevil420 4531 Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:01 pm
CitricWeevil420 View latest post
No new posts Bees hatching with crumpled wings - is this a sign of varoa?
7 tickie 5695 Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:44 pm
tickie View latest post
No new posts Drone laying queen
2 BridgetB 3492 Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:58 pm
BridgetB View latest post
No new posts Use mite away and bees are not happy - urgent
5 Uwe in USA 4767 Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:06 pm
AndyC View latest post
No new posts Beginner's problem - what to do?
17 Nanny Ogg 9873 Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Nanny Ogg View latest post
No new posts bees and weather help please asap
10 maxine 6345 Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:35 pm
1abee View latest post
No new posts Is my swarms queen less
4 mountainbee 4740 Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:44 pm
biobee View latest post
No new posts Low Population of a hive
10 jsallington 8686 Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:52 am
AndyC View latest post
No new posts Slugs are eating the comb and stores!
2 Ariel 4161 Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:58 pm
Ariel View latest post
No new posts Hive blown off roof, queen dead
5 Adam Rose 5407 Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:58 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
0 Henryderek 4279 Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am
Henryderek View latest post
No new posts Strange tasting honey -- brandyesque?
1 stephanieprag 3753 Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:12 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Swarm trap Alert??
2 Thebigflyin 6145 Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm
Thebigflyin View latest post
No new posts endoscope
3 Thebigflyin 5821 Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:29 am
Thebigflyin View latest post
No new posts Queenless colony - what to do next?
9 druidsgarden 9306 Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:01 pm
druidsgarden View latest post
No new posts Queenless Hive!!
3 barkingmad 5310 Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:54 pm
barkingmad View latest post
No new posts New queen drone layer, but emergency queen cell present.
1 Heartstone 6270 Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:20 pm
AugustC View latest post
No new posts To combine or not too ? ... that is the question
2 ianrichards 4889 Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:20 am
ianrichards View latest post
No new posts varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
11 Justin 12314 Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:25 pm
Justin View latest post
No new posts bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??
5 awalker 8569 Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:31 am
Justin View latest post
No new posts new bees
0 rene_p 5800 Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:50 pm
rene_p View latest post
No new posts Robbing - I think?
2 johnnsally 5417 Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:46 pm
DrMartin View latest post
No new posts Splitting the colony about to swarm
1 narustin 4430 Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:13 am
Barbara View latest post
No new posts Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
4 Martin White 6154 Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:08 am
pavol View latest post
No new posts Excessive drones after a TBH split
4 bildom 6085 Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:00 pm
bildom View latest post
No new posts cross combing
3 winterkoning 5717 Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:36 pm
ominoid View latest post
No new posts Multi cluster mega swarm confusion - please advise!
7 tai haku 8272 Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:03 pm
tai haku View latest post
No new posts Starving swarm? Bad weather
7 barshambees 7603 Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:23 am
barshambees View latest post
No new posts Captured swarm - what do I do now?
10 johnnsally 9743 Mon May 30, 2016 10:00 am
johnnsally View latest post
No new posts Chalkbrood
2 The pollinator 4979 Wed May 18, 2016 6:10 pm
The pollinator View latest post
No new posts Swarm cells or supersedure cells?
2 Gaillardia 4961 Sat May 14, 2016 7:34 pm
ingo50 View latest post
No new posts Oh dear! Any idea what may have happened?? Bees gone.
1 What Now? 4269 Tue May 10, 2016 8:13 pm
trekmate View latest post
No new posts Swarm
7 NetComrade 8630 Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:03 pm
NetComrade View latest post
No new posts Bees going nuts? What is happening?
11 Trun89410 10475 Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:50 pm
Trun89410 View latest post
Display topics from previous:  
Post new topic    beekeeping forum -> URGENT Help needed now! All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4
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 - URGENT Help needed now! - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum