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  Topic: What are some good bee plants???
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:43 pm   Subject: What are some good bee plants???
I need to start planting as many species as possible to keep my bees happy
  Topic: lemon grass
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:40 pm   Subject: lemon grass
Fascinating
  Topic: Advice on mead please
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:39 pm   Subject: Advice on mead please
Me and some friends are planning on making some mead. I've seen some excellent looking bottles with colorful additions like dragonfruit
  Topic: bee brick
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:37 pm   Subject: bee brick
Amazing knowledge from people on this forum, I can't get enough
  Topic: Apple juice in syrup?
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:35 pm   Subject: Apple juice in syrup?
I'm going to give some of these a go
  Topic: Three top bar hives doing well
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:32 pm   Subject: Three top bar hives doing well
Hmm very interesting
 
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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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