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  Topic: Wax seals

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:21 pm   Subject: Wax seals
Hi, recommend checking out these [url=]waxes for making, they might be even cheaper and they're of good quality - I used em myself as many other natural products too.
  Topic: Varroa Detection - data collection

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:20 pm   Subject: Varroa Detection - data collection
I'll try to come up with something, I think.
  Topic: UK Treatment Free Beekeeping

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: UK Treatment Free Beekeeping
The link doesn't work for me.
  Topic: I present the PermaMeliponicultura and the Oscar Perone hive

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: I present the PermaMeliponicultura and the Oscar Perone hive
That looks awesome!
  Topic: Bee macro photos

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:18 pm   Subject: Bee macro photos
That is so beautiful...
  Topic: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:17 pm   Subject: NOT being built like a linebacker helps sometimes
Huh, that's a good one!
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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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