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  Topic: Layens Hive
dolmen

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:57 am   Subject: Layens Hive
Thanks for the in-depth reply, interesting so many variations on a theme!
I've since been in contact with my hive maker and its looking like it may well be an ERB Einraumbeute, which is what I had w ...
  Topic: Layens Hive
dolmen

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:45 pm   Subject: Layens Hive
I still haven't received my Layens hive but am hoping it will be here before the swarms.
How are you getting on Colin with your own version?
  Topic: Layens Hive
dolmen

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:23 pm   Subject: Layens Hive
Thanks for that Colin, very interesting and I look forward to further updates.

I bumped into another bee keeper that just happened to have built himself the ERB hive, larger again than Layens. He ...
  Topic: Layens Hive
dolmen

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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:35 pm   Subject: Layens Hive
I was wondering if any members are using or have used layens hives? they caught my attention lately and I really like what I've been reading, but would appreciate the learned experience of others befo ...
  Topic: smoker fuel
dolmen

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 pm   Subject: smoker fuel
This year I've been using dried cow dung, I used a coal shovel and bucket to gather some semi dried cow pats earlier this year dried them in the greenhouse and break them up and add to some news paper ...
 
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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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