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  Topic: Warre new package install and feeding

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Warre new package install and feeding
Installed a package of bees yesterday, and I put 1 box of drawn comb(no honey) as my top box, bottom box waxed top bars only. My question is how long on average should I feed these bees assuming the ...
  Topic: What to do next?

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:43 pm   Subject: What to do next?
I am extremely new to beekeeping and built my first Warre hive this winter and subsequently installed approx. 5lbs of bees and a queen in May. Around the beginning of June I nadired a third box, and ...
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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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