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  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
jose

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:18 am   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Thanks for your opinion, and for the support and encouragement you give to us, new bees. Yes, sometimes they have strange tastes for water. I think that if in your area feral hives are thriving, as I ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
jose

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Hi Barbara. It´s up to everyone to consider how bad routine inspections are for the welfare of the bees. I think they are so dreadful that I can spare with them. Queenrightness: After an inspection or ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
jose

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:30 am   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Hi Barbara, glad to hear you and appreciate your opinion. I fully agree with you that if you want to avoid the inspection (in conventional terms) routine then is needed some involvement checking the b ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
jose

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PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Hi everybody. I,d like to share my thoughts and experience in this matter. I understand treatment free beekeeping only if succesful. In which terms succesful? Production: without junk food(being stimu ...
 
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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

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