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  Topic: Bee stings
Ed the Beek

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:14 am   Subject: Bee stings
"Before beekeeping, I had arthritis in one finger joint. It is still there.. but much less severe."

I think it depends on what type of Arthritis you have rheumatoid or osteo, I think bee ...
  Topic: Is it a good time to get nucleus now?
Ed the Beek

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:17 pm   Subject: Is it a good time to get nucleus now?
I have just installed a Nuc into a HTBH, bought the Nuc 10 days ago, 4 days later did a crop and chop to fit the frames into the HTBH. The bees seem to be very busy doing what they should, bringing ba ...
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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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