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  Topic: What an experience!

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:12 pm   Subject: What an experience!
It's great to read your story! I installed 4 Langstroth frames into my TBH yesterday using a modified frame holder... I am hoping that the bees build into the top bars and I can remove their Lang fram ...
  Topic: Lang Frames into Top Bar Hive

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:48 am   Subject: Lang Frames into Top Bar Hive
I had built my Top Bar Hive and knew I could only get a nuc of 4 Lang frames...which I got last night and installed today. I am a brand newbee with no experience except for books and online learning.. ...
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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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