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  Topic: Episode 48 - Asian Hornets Threaten Britain
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:50 pm   Subject: Episode 48 - Asian Hornets Threaten Britain
I've listened to this episode and I really hope you can keep them out all together.

They'll be coming in from France / Belgium overseas as is announced in the podcast, so the region that needs to b ...
  Topic: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
As I understand it Checkerboarding is removing full frames, or sliding them apart, to insert an empty frame instead/in between.
  Topic: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 pm   Subject: Checkerboarding foundationless hive
Like the video ! keep em coming
  Topic: Plastic hive floors - better for hygene ?
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:16 pm   Subject: Plastic hive floors - better for hygene ?
Very nice design, mind if I share with somebody I know who wants to build his own Warré Hives?
  Topic: Bee macro photos
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: Bee macro photos
Nice pictures! Thank you for sharing
  Topic: Bee
BobTheBuilder

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Bee
I imagine it is up to the beekeeper how to handle it, but if you're sure they're out of supplies this is what I' do:

Put a pack of sugar-dough on top of the bars, if they eat it all you can replace ...
 
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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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