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  Topic: Bees in a standard hive now (30Aug), move to a HTBH when ?
AnnetteSimone

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:49 pm   Subject: 23 C here today, hot
Did my first chop and crop yesterday. Corrected what I could have done better or different today. Took away the topbars on top of the old top, so now it looks like this.

OK, I forgot that the image ...
  Topic: Bees in a standard hive now (30Aug), move to a HTBH when ?
AnnetteSimone

Replies: 25
Views: 164448

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:03 am   Subject: into new TBH
yes, barbara, I did yesterday an chop and crop into my first TBH, still 2 to go. One I decided to do next spring /june), the other later this week I hope. Got the bees 9 cutted frames. It is still lat ...
  Topic: Bees in a standard hive now (30Aug), move to a HTBH when ?
AnnetteSimone

Replies: 25
Views: 164448

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:36 am   Subject: Transferring today or tomorrow or not?
I am having kind of the same 'problems', or maybe problems is wrong to say. Got my first two hives at the end of may, brown bees. Startet building TBHs from the end of June. Today I drive the second b ...
  Topic: Insulated Top Bar Hive
AnnetteSimone

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:57 pm   Subject: greeting from 1,5 hr under Oslo
hei Masarin,

How about your experiences so far with yr very thick walls; 7,5cm? Do you notice a difference between this one and your earlier TBHs with thinner walls?
At my place it usually is -12 ...
 
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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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