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  Topic: NEW Quadratic Hive videos
L Plates

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:43 pm   Subject: NEW Quadratic Hive videos
Splendid.
I was hoping that you would think it worth a try. Interesting that you have not had much luck with your Warres, I have always thought that they would be the bees' choice.
Next year I wil ...
  Topic: NEW Quadratic Hive videos
L Plates

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:50 pm   Subject: NEW Quadratic Hive videos
Hi Phil,
Interesting stuff, I was wondering if you think that your quadratic hive might work using the same management system as Warre.
I am based on a remote island in Orkney and have been keeping ...
  Topic: Feisty bees in TBH
L Plates

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 pm   Subject: Feisty bees in TBH
Hi Andy,
At the moment my bees are all in framed hives and all bar one colony the are generaly fairly peacable. On the odd occasion that they do become defensive I can usually attribute that to being ...
 
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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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