Friends of the Bees
Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

THIS FORUM IS ARCHIVED AND IS NOW READ ONLY. PLEASE GO TO THE NEW FORUM

*** You will need to re-register ***

Please support Friends of the Bees

Search found 4 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Identify an odd bee?
Little Angel

Replies: 4
Views: 12775

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:32 pm   Subject: Identify an odd bee?
Don't know the bee, but the behaviour sounds like a male defending food for a hoped for queen. Many male solitary bees choose a patch of flowers that will later attract an un-mated queen and defend th ...
  Topic: Identify an odd bee?
Little Angel

Replies: 4
Views: 12775

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:20 pm   Subject: Identify an odd bee?
I would think it was a species of solitary bee making its living according to its evolutionary niche. As per previous poster, it sounds like it was a male defending territory in order to attract a fem ...
  Topic: Identify an odd bee?
Little Angel

Replies: 4
Views: 12775

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:32 am   Subject: Identify an odd bee?
It's been a while since I've visited, but I have an identification question.

The backstory:

Sadly there are few bees in my back garden and the majority are bumbles.

The other day, what appe ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Little Angel

Replies: 381
Views: 621475

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:26 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Amazing images. Very fascinated by the loft space beekeeping and would love to have a display hive in my living room as well. (Let's wait until I get some more experience...)

I am, however, getting ...
 
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT
Jump to:  

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)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

Search - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum