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  Topic: My first selfmade TBBH
Sovek

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:17 pm   Subject: My first selfmade TBBH
what phil here said. I use Imgur.com for my photo needs.
  Topic: HTBH made with CNC router
Sovek

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:50 pm   Subject: HTBH made with CNC router
ok, as a geek I have to say that is pretty friggin cool. now... how do I get access to a CNC machine Laughing
  Topic: Moving bees off old comb in Langstroth brood box?
Sovek

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:20 am   Subject: Moving bees off old comb in Langstroth brood box?
Me personally, when I start I will try and limit comb to 1-2 years at most. This is try and stem the buildup of nasty things such as pesticides/insecticides. Older comb is also a favorite for varroa, ...
 
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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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