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  Topic: NEW BOOK - Building a Top Bar Hive
kalama_beek

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PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:23 pm   Subject: NEW BOOK - Building a Top Bar Hive
I don't have data on the second two hives yet, but I do notice that I'm finding that bars which were treated with the shellac are bowing less. Given how humid Florida is, that matters.


I used ce ...
  Topic: NEW BOOK - Building a Top Bar Hive
kalama_beek

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PostForum: The Barefoot Beekeeper - the book, the podcast and the app!   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:23 pm   Subject: Loved the book
I wish I'd had this resource in my hands before I went and built my first TBH. The one I built is going to be a bit undersized, but it gave me a reason to build another so that's what I'm doing! Whe ...
 
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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)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



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