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  Topic: New book nearing completion...
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 31190

PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:04 am   Subject: large print/dyxlexic freindly
Hi Phil
well i thought i would give a suggestion, how about a large print edition for shorter sighter and older readers and a colour coded or shorter edition for dyxlexic people...as you know readin ...
  Topic: ANYONE KNOW OF ANY DYXLEXIC FREINDLY BOOKS?
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 18569

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:13 am   Subject: thankyou
i have just checked in on this post after not being on the foum for a year... there are some good ideas here... thankyou all for the replies. putting phils nbook into speach would be good... I think ...
  Topic: What are some good bee plants???
hannah donovan

Replies: 19
Views: 47684

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 am   Subject: What are some good bee plants???
my bees Love the Lavender, Borage, blackberry and the budleia.... bees love herbs and meadow plants, but i would definatly plant early flowering ones as the bees need them when they first come out to ...
  Topic: which breed of bee is the most pasive please.
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 5323

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:01 am   Subject: which breed of bee is the most pasive please.
Hi all.
Xan anyone tell me which breed of bee is the most passive as i am about to put a topbar hive on scout land where there are children , so i need the least aggressive bees... i know that my b ...
  Topic: how ??
hannah donovan

Replies: 1
Views: 8192

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:32 pm   Subject: how ??
how do i add pics... got some nice ones from natural bee conference..
  Topic: ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 6966

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:27 pm   Subject: thankyou
thankyo for the info on the liabrary, i didnt see that,, i dont use forums usually.. so not used to how they work really... i do use this forum as its the BEST FOR BEES..
  Topic: best time of day for transfuring bees?
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 7653

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:27 pm   Subject: dexters reply
Thankyou dexter .. YES you are corret, it is a swarm in a makeshift hive, that we need to put into a permenant home.. so are you saying morning is best when they are all out foraging? Smile thanks agi ...
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 18106

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:19 pm   Subject: thankyou all..
thankyou for all the replies and interesting info..

i have to let people know i am a natural woman, i dont wear anti perspirant , perfume or hair products, i dont do makeup ... i use chemical free ...
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 18106

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:22 am   Subject: barbera reply
barbera, i have been told by other bee people that lemon balm is used as a lure for swarms, so not advisable if you want to avoid bees.. as it is an attractant..
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 18106

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:43 pm   Subject: inigo 50 reply
thankyou..very kind to give me a reply, ... i was looking for what it is you use to cover over the sting smell that alerts other bees to sting you too.. i know phil chandler mentioned it in a vid he d ...
  Topic: best time of day for transfuring bees?
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 7653

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:31 pm   Subject: best time of day for transfuring bees?
i just read another post about transfuring bees into new hive, someone suggested in dusk, becuase the queen is less likey to fly ...but what about in the s=daytime when the bees are mostly out foregin ...
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 18106

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:25 pm   Subject: what do i put on a beesting
hi all
i know there is something you put on a beesting to prevent the other girls from detecting a sting alert... oterwise you get more stings... but i cant remeber what it is i am supposed to use... ...
  Topic: BeeVital HiveClean: good or bad?
hannah donovan

Replies: 11
Views: 20542

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:10 am   Subject: ingreadients
here is the reply
he ingredients for HiveClean are:- Water, Saccharose, Citric acid, Oxalic acid, Formic acid, Propolis Extract, Div. Essential oils. That is taken exactly as written on the product ...
  Topic: do my bees have nosema?
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 4780

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:16 pm   Subject: THANKYOU
Very Happy Thanks for the advice... can you tell me how i treat nosma should my bess get it (or have it) please?
  Topic: BeeVital HiveClean: good or bad?
hannah donovan

Replies: 11
Views: 20542

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: EMAILED THE COMPANY
Hi luk lak
i have just e-mailed the company as i loked at their website and could not see any ingredients.. just thier caims on it being totally natural..so i have written to ask what is actually in ...
  Topic: BeeVital HiveClean: good or bad?
hannah donovan

Replies: 11
Views: 20542

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:55 am   Subject: what about iceing sugar
Very Happy hi luk luk... i am totally new so not heard of it, but going to conventional beekeeping class tonight, so will ask.. but i do know that most people use icing sugar for the bees to groom themselves ...
  Topic: do my bees have nosema?
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 4780

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:35 am   Subject: do my bees have nosema?
Very Happy hi all
i have just got a lovely sewarm from a beekeepers own stock, they look very healthy, but i noticed that on leaving the hive on =e of the bees defcated on the hive exterior.. does this mean ...
  Topic: ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 6966

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:37 pm   Subject: thankyou
Very Happy Very Happy thanks dexter.... you have been a wonderful support... i finally have some lovley girls to co-habit my garden with, proud parent of about 25 thousand of so girls and thier mummy... housed in ...
  Topic: can i use honey watered down 50/50 for feed
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 5300

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:12 am   Subject: GOOD ADVICE
THANKYOU... GOT THE SAME ADVICE FROM PHIL....
  Topic: can i use honey watered down 50/50 for feed
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 5300

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 2:01 am   Subject: can i use honey watered down 50/50 for feed
hi
i am possibly going to get a swarm, and i have also asked around for a split.. but i was wondering if i coud feed the bees a 50/50 solution of watered down honey from the rainforset (so no chemica ...
  Topic: mentor?
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 5017

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 12:26 am   Subject: mentor?
Really sorry that you haven't gotten a reply to this request Hannah.
As you say natural beekeepers are a little thin on a ground so it is quite difficult finding one in your area.
Do not despair tho ...
  Topic: what presever do i use on the hive
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 6997

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:36 am   Subject: thankyou
thankyou all.. i want to knowif i can use the coloured fence prservative without harming the bees.
  Topic: ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 6966

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:33 am   Subject: ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
HI
I AM DYXLEXIC AND FIND READING DIFFICULT, SO I WOULD LIKE TO GET BOOKS THAT ARE SECONDHAND AS I DONT WANT TO SPEND A FORTUNE ON BOOKS I CANT UNDERSTAND.

MANY THANKS

hannah
  Topic: ANYONE KNOW OF ANY DYXLEXIC FREINDLY BOOKS?
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 18569

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:30 am   Subject: ANYONE KNOW OF ANY DYXLEXIC FREINDLY BOOKS?
HI ALL, I NOW ITS NOT REVIEW.. BUT I DINT KNOW WHERE ELSE TO POST... DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY BOOKS THAT ARE DYXLEXIC FREINDLY...

I NEED LOTS OF PHOTOS, DIAGRAMS AND BIG WRITTING THAT IS N SMALL B ...
  Topic: what presever do i use on the hive
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 6997

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:32 pm   Subject: what presever do i use on the hive
Hi
is it o.k to use the fence preserver for the outside of the hive and what goes inside? linseed oil???

i am sorry if i sound a bit dim,but i cant really read books easily, i can only read small ...
  Topic: mentor?
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 5017

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:18 pm   Subject: mentor?
Hi
there seems to be so few people doing the natural beekeeping, I would really love a mentor, someone who can show me the ropes, so i become a better bee 'carer'
please is there anyone in south L ...
  Topic: UK best reputable place to buy bees
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 9235

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:29 am   Subject: UK best reputable place to buy bees
hi all,
where is the best place to buy placid bees from... i was promised a hive, BUT the current owner is having second thoughts, so i am getting ready to buy some instead... and how do you know th ...
 
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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.

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