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  Topic: Rose Hive method

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:52 am   Subject: Rose Hive method
I have read Tim book and I find it very interesting. His ideas are indeed time tested. Local beekeeper and crown bee instructor has published a book in german regarding swarming. He also talk about pu ...
  Topic: Slovenian Beehives

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:30 pm   Subject: Slovenian Beehives
Oscar Perone methods are used in Slovenia, but with Warre style hives. Original Perone hives are just too big. Main focus is on getting smaller cells that are supposed to supress varroa.

Some beeke ...
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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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