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  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Heleen

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:33 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Thank you for the reference, Papilion!

Has anyone seen this site? I would love to have any comments on it or futher explaination. The translation out of Russian is bad, probably done by google auto ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Heleen

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Views: 616107

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:29 pm   Subject: reference study?
Hi Bernhard, (Zaunreiter)

You wrote:
On top there is a study that no varroa survives a humidity of 80 %.

Can you tell me the references of this study? I have been trying to find it.

Thank ...
 
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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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