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 3 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
Margaret

Replies: 3
Views: 7823

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:46 pm   Subject: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
Bees went to auction before I got back to her.
  Topic: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
Margaret

Replies: 3
Views: 7823

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:12 pm   Subject: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
I'm not pressured, I'm just keen and they will go on Friday if I haven't said I will have them by tomorrow night.

I don't need to get them until he comes home, end of next week, probably.

The qu ...
  Topic: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
Margaret

Replies: 3
Views: 7823

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:26 pm   Subject: Transferring a whole colony from a box hive to a TBH
I've got the chance of acquiring a colony in a box (the full thing, not just a nuc) but my assistant (husband) is away so can't make any new boxes or adaptations for me. I have 2 empty TBHs, once 36 i ...
 
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