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Swarms and sites - offered and wanted
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No new posts Swarm wanted - Somerset/Dorset
0 philh1503 87 Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:00 am
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No new posts Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's
5 John R 4488 Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:06 am
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No new posts swarm wanted near Exeter Devon
0 Justin 1058 Sun May 26, 2019 10:58 am
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No new posts Homes available mid Kent
0 jimnpaula 943 Sat May 25, 2019 9:23 pm
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No new posts swarm wanted in Norfolk can travel
1 wendyb 1008 Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 pm
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No new posts Swarms available now - Wimborne Dorset
1 Paz 6050 Sun May 12, 2019 10:07 am
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No new posts North East UK swarm list being composed
1 Barbara 1437 Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:49 pm
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No new posts Carmarthenshire, swarms wanted
0 welshofdave 1332 Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:25 pm
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No new posts Top Bar Hive and colony free to a good home!
1 KayE 2663 Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:43 am
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No new posts New homes available for a swarm West Norfolk
0 wendyb 3208 Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 pm
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No new posts Falmouth, Cornwall TBH swarms
1 BridgetB 10847 Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:52 pm
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No new posts Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
7 jimnpaula 5970 Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:31 pm
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No new posts Swarm wanted - Cannock area
2 barkingmad 3942 Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:41 pm
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No new posts TB hived swarms available
2 John R 3933 Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 pm
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No new posts Wanted: swarms, Carmarthenshire
1 monmore 3390 Mon May 29, 2017 10:02 pm
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No new posts Bumble bees
1 AndyC 3405 Fri May 26, 2017 12:49 am
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No new posts Top bar hive and colony available for free
1 Brijay 3666 Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:03 pm
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No new posts Colony and top bar hive available for free
0 Brijay 4392 Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm
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No new posts Swarm please! Hertfordshire
4 MrsTanty 7606 Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm
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No new posts Site offer in Mid Devon
0 downfarm 4471 Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm
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No new posts Swarms offered North East England
0 Barbara 4351 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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No new posts West Norfolk Orchard needs bees
4 KathyMc 5350 Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:44 pm
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No new posts land owner agreement
0 Thebigflyin 4813 Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am
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No new posts Swarms Available - Welshpool Area
1 John R 5332 Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:15 am
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No new posts Two colonies in a roof - Carmarthenshire
6 annieolive 7811 Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:46 pm
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No new posts Swarm wanted - London, Isle of Dogs
2 luk_lak 6227 Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:55 pm
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No new posts Would love some bees please in Essex
1 sunseedy 6206 Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:24 pm
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No new posts Swarm wanted in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Area.
0 lewisgoodall 4302 Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:02 pm
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No new posts colony of honey bees in Sileby Leicestershire (taken)
1 mark.b 4550 Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:02 pm
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No new posts Swarm in West Yorkshire
0 dubluvva 4175 Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:06 am
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No new posts Swarms available, Cambridge area, UK
1 CeeBee 4605 Sun May 29, 2016 10:52 am
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No new posts Swarm welcomed, Hartlepool area, Co Durham.
2 beetron 5542 Tue May 17, 2016 8:57 am
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No new posts swarm, sileby Leicestershire. No longer available.
0 mark.b 4290 Mon May 16, 2016 10:38 am
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No new posts Two empty Warres ready for lady guests. Near Horsham Sussex.
0 AndyC 4103 Sun May 15, 2016 7:38 pm
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No new posts Swarms in County Durham
2 pault 5312 Sat May 14, 2016 1:16 pm
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No new posts Where are all the swarms?
5 luk_lak 7053 Wed May 11, 2016 7:54 am
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No new posts Site for Hives South Devon
1 RubyB 4774 Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:43 pm
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No new posts no longer required
0 SamH 4668 Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:54 pm
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No new posts Swarms wanted
3 lindaapril 5905 Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:05 pm
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No new posts Early swarms
2 Ollie 5509 Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:21 pm
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No new posts Equipment needed to go collect a swarm?
2 Ernie Farmboy 8812 Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:51 pm
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No new posts Large Site/Acreage for Hives in USA/FL/Highlands County
0 OmShantiEcoFarmRetreat 5071 Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:07 pm
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No new posts Site for hives available in Hastings, East Sussex
0 anna Keiller 4806 Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:36 pm
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No new posts Populated hive on offer
3 welshofdave 8423 Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:29 pm
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No new posts Swarm offered in Surrey, UK
1 bobster 5558 Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:50 pm
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No new posts Swarm - 25th June
0 Smorning 5362 Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:17 pm
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No new posts Swarms, splits available (maybe) Cambridge area
6 CeeBee 9965 Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:50 am
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No new posts Swarm wanted
2 shearno 6705 Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:27 pm
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No new posts Swarms available - Essex
15 welshofdave 21802 Mon May 25, 2015 9:14 pm
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No new posts Swarm available - Loughborough
0 tring 5351 Mon May 25, 2015 12:32 pm
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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.

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