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  Topic: New portable TBH
jaywoo

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:50 am   Subject: New portable TBH
I'm just back for the city with the wood for the making of a 26" (660mm) version. I'd better get cracking!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/7911932758_9df1f4a2e5.jpg
  Topic: New portable TBH
jaywoo

Replies: 46
Views: 146579

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:27 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
If this calculator is right and my data entry is too... Confused Then a 18" long version is 32 litres. A 26" long hive body is 46 litres. I'm thinking of going 26" (660mm) and adding one foll ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
jaywoo

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:31 am   Subject: New portable TBH
Hope its ok to reply to this so long after the last post, but Id be very interested in learning whether or not you (biobee/phil) have employed this design as a bait hive and, if so, have you had any s ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
jaywoo

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:44 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Wow, is this a pollen sack?
http://immenfreunde.de/pics/13_5_2012/b4.jpg
  Topic: Living in a bee house
jaywoo

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:45 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Wow, thanks for sharing all the photos!
  Topic: Propolis and bee health
jaywoo

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:06 pm   Subject: Propolis and bee health
That's one thing I've noticed about a lot of pictures of 1st season TBH's on this forum is the difference in propolis build up on hives compared to mine. I'd say mine has more. Oddly, these types of t ...
 
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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

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