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  Topic: Removing plastic foundation
ironchemist

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:06 pm   Subject: Removing plastic foundation
Thanks Barbara,

Thats very helpful! its been an interesting experience getting the hive up and going and its great to have this forum available for questions and good reading.

Chris
  Topic: Removing plastic foundation
ironchemist

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:10 pm   Subject: Removing plastic foundation
Hi All,

I'm a quite new beekeeper and have a home built top bar hive. I acquired a local NUC on Langstroth frames and used the "crop and chop" method of cutting the NUC frames down to fi ...
 
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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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