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  Topic: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
Albart

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 2:45 am   Subject: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
Thanks so much, rob. I only left the comb out for reclamation during the afternoon and have discarded the rest. Thanks so much for the reply!
  Topic: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
Albart

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 8:56 pm   Subject: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
Thanks for the response. Any idea at how far back the hive may be set by losing a whole comb of brood?
  Topic: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
Albart

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 6:29 pm   Subject: Collapsed Brood and other general worries
I recently bought a house and with it came a colony in a top bar hive. I've always had an interest in keeping and was really excited to get started. However, I knew nothing about the history or health ...
 
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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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