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: Queenless Hive!!
barkingmad

Replies: 3
Views: 6774

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Queenless Hive!!
Yes just reading your replies and then re-reading my post it makes perfect sense that both hives have just got on, without my tampering, and re-queened themselves. I was flapping last night - a knee ...
  Topic: Queenless Hive!!
barkingmad

Replies: 3
Views: 6774

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:52 pm   Subject: Queenless Hive!!
I've inspected my top bar tonight expecting nothing untoward and there is no sign of my laying queen or brood. It's rammed full of stores and bees but that's it.

Now three weeks ago I went out to a ...
  Topic: Earwigs?
barkingmad

Replies: 8
Views: 30311

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:29 pm   Subject: Earwigs?
I have lots in my tbh, I have just evicted about 30 and put them in the chicken coop to, hopefully, deal with my red mite infestation.

I read somewhere that they are quite partial to varroa too. ...
 
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