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  Topic: images and measurements of perone hives for project

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:09 am   Subject: images and measurements of perone hives for project
Hi, I am a graduate student working on a masters thesis on the mathematical modeling of honey comb construction. I am wondering if any bee keepers who use these Perone hives would be willing to send ...
  Topic: math modeling of honeycomb construction

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:37 am   Subject: math modeling of honeycomb construction
Hi I am a graduate student researching a mathematical model for honey comb construction. I am wondering if any of you have access to ellipsoidal hives similar to the one in this image. If so it woul ...
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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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