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  Topic: Transferring a small colony into a new hive.
jorgen

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:23 pm   Subject: Transferring a small colony into a new hive.
Like everyone here, I would wait for warmer days and until the bees are fully ready. But bees are bees and they might just come back. This happened to me. I moved them but they came back. I was so sur ...
  Topic: Ants
jorgen

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:51 am   Subject: Ants
I donít think using chemicals this strong is healthy for bees and plants. I donít want to be rude or something but I donít think you should kill ants with means that could also harm your bees. Iím gla ...
 
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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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