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  Topic: BBC Documentary What's killing our bees?
Brijay

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:11 am   Subject: Poll Question
Try not to make the question more complicated than it is.

It merely asks what you think the program will say is killing the bees. Nothing more.

Oh, and it is not intended to be helpful. Just a p ...
  Topic: BBC Documentary What's killing our bees?
Brijay

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:12 pm   Subject: BBC Documentary What's killing our bees?
I understand there is a documentary on BBC2 on Friday 9th August at 9pm titled, "What's killing our bees?".

It will be presented by TV Newsreader Bill Turnbull, who is a beekeeper himself ...
 
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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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